Get away from the roads!
The Conover-Phelps Trail winds through wetlands and woodlands well away from the highway.
Get a map of the trail - click HERE!
Take a virtual ride - click HERE!
Click HERE if you want to donate to help enhance and extend the trail.
Help keep the trail in top shape and plan improvements. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Picture this: A trail right along the Wisconsin River
GHT's next priority project is the River Trail.
The nationally recognized, 55-mile-long Heart of Vilas Trail System extends from Mercer to Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction to Sayner/Plum Lake to St Germain. The River Trail will add 10 miles to the system and connect it into Eagle River.
You can help make that happen.
Email us at email@example.com if you want to add your time and talent to the project. Click HERE if you want to donate.
Look forward to two great Rides in 2023!
Last summer over 300 people enjoyed RIDE WITH LEINIE on the newly completed Conover-Phelps Trail and the same number signed up for the eighth annual SEPTIMBER RIDE based at Tribute Brewing Co.
Both events return in 2023 and you can register right now! Ride with Leinie will be held on July 29, and SepTimber Ride will he held on Sept. 9!
Great Headwaters Trails
Building family-friendly biking and walking trails near the source of a Great River
Since its founding in 2010, the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation has been closing in on its goal to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County. The system we envision will expand the Heart of Vilas Trail System and connect the towns of Eagle River, Conover, Phelps and Land O’ Lakes, resulting in a connected, family-friendly, hard surface trail system over 110 miles long.
The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail which was completed in 2021. The next leg, the River Trail, will connect St. Germain to Eagle River.
HELP US GET THE WORD OUT about GHT's bike trails. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for our booths at various events in Eagle River, Conover, Phelps and Land O' Lakes.
Help us develop more biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County!
Extension of the Conover-Phelps Trail almost complete!
Before the snow flies, this beautiful, family-friendly trail will be almost 9 miles long. The smooth trail bond surface is being put down now, in mid-October. That leaves only 2 miles to go to connect into downtown Phelps. Want to help make that happen? Donate now!Read More
Construction on Song Hill section begins
Construction has begun on the 5.5 mile middle section of the Conover-Phelps Trail. Pitlik & Wick has been contracted to complete the trail section. When the section is done in six to eight weeks, the entire biking and hiking trail will be almost 9 miles long. “The family-friendly non-motorized trail…Read More
7th Annual Meeting set for August 15th
The Great Headwaters Trails’ 7th Annual Meeting is August 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Phelps’ Wavering Park. The meeting is open to all trail supporters and will include updates on Construction this summer of 5.5 more miles of the Conover-Phelps Biking and Walking Trail. Plans for completing the final 2 miles and bringing the trail right…Read More