Let's Finish Up the Conover-Phelps Trail!

Don't let snow slow things down! Help keep things on track to build the last 2 miles of trail this summer.

We thank all those who responded so generously to the recent appeal and have helped us reach the $420,000 mark, close to full funding for the last section.

An updated Yard & Mile Club list will be posted later this spring. Click here for the  membership list as of last fall.

The Yard & Mile Club is still open to new members!

Family fun on the Conover-Phelps Trail - July 20, 2019

This year's Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike features a scavenger hunt, geocaching, and a chance to win an adult bike or a youth bike. And more!

Check out NewsChannel 12's report on last year's ride - click here!

SepTimber Ride 2018 was record-breaking!

With 238 riders, this year's Eagle River-based brewery-to-winery ride was the best ever!

SAVE THE DATE: SepTimber Ride V will be on Sept. 14, 2019.

Next up: The River Trail

This 10-mile trail will connect Eagle River to St. Germain. GHT is working with the River Trail Commission made up of the municipalities of St Germain, Cloverland and Eagle River. Watch for new developments.

Building family-friendly biking and walking trails
near the source of a Great River

The Great Headwaters Trails foundation’s goal is to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County, the headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The Great Headwaters Trails system will connect the towns of Land O’ Lakes, Conover, Phelps and Eagle River and beyond to the Three Eagles Trail, Heart of Vilas Trail and Wilderness Lakes Trail.

A grand vision – a connecting system of over 110 miles of trails.

The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail.

The Conover-Phelps Trail

Help finish the last 2 miles of this 11-mile trail!

3.2 miles
in place and in use

5.5 more miles
were completed last fall.

Check out the new trail!

The final 2 miles
can be added by 2019.

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Bid approved for Song Hill Lane

May 12, 2017

In May the Phelps Town Board approved the bid presented by Pitlik & Wick. It was to build the middle section of the Conover-Phelps Trail. It came in under the estimated $500,000 cost of the project. Still to be dealt with –  wet weather and upcoming USFS logging sales. Check…

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REI awards $4,000 grant to fund trail

May 12, 2017

Great Headwaters Trails is now one of REI’s grant partners after the national recreational gear coop awarded GHT $4,000 to help complete the Song Hill Lane project. As part of their support for the project, REI will help promote trails built by GHT and the biking and walking trails of…

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Fat bike and kayak are top prizes in this year’s raffle

May 10, 2017

Thanks to Forever Young Bike and Ski Shop and WalkAbout Sports, participants in this year’s SepTimber Ride raffle can win a premium play thing for land and water. A Specialized Fat Boy SE fat tire bike is the raffle’s top prize, and second prize is a Perception Prodigy 12 kayak…

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Be an active ingredient – all kinds of skills are needed to build top notch biking and walking trails. Add yours! <a href="https://ghtrails.org/volunteer-2/">VOLUNTEER</a>
Be an active ingredient – all kinds of skills are needed to build top notch biking and walking trails. Add yours! VOLUNTEER
Make the Northwoods even better – donate to help build the Great Headwaters Trail System <a href="https://ghtrails.org/donate">DONATE NOW</a>
Make the Northwoods even better – donate to help build the Great Headwaters Trail System DONATE NOW
When it comes to nonmotorized trails, here are the people – all volunteers - who are moving things forward in eastern Vilas County. <a href="https://ghtrails.org/about/">LEARN MORE</a>
When it comes to nonmotorized trails, here are the people – all volunteers - who are moving things forward in eastern Vilas County. LEARN MORE
Good trails pay off in fun, well-being, and dollars. Here’s what is in place and in the works right now! <a href="https://ghtrails.org/trail-system/plans-and-progress/">SEE THE PROGRESS</a>
Good trails pay off in fun, well-being, and dollars. Here’s what is in place and in the works right now! SEE THE PROGRESS