About GHT


Great Headwaters Trails is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation incorporated in July 2010. Our official name is the Great Wisconsin Headwaters Trail System Foundation, Inc. Our board is made up of local residents, at least one director from each town in the system.

GHT exists to create a 40 mile system of family-friendly community walking and biking trails for eastern Vilas County. The GHT board is committed to Goal 2020 – having the whole system in place by the end of the decade.

We are also committed to working with the county, all the municipalities, trail organizations and other service and business groups in the area to find ways that our trail development plans can be as beneficial as possible to everyone. The photo above shows Conover Town Chair Steve Rhode (center) and GHT officers Gary Meister and John Gagnon when they were checking over SOQ's two years ago to choose the best engineering firm to design the fully funded Conover Segment (GHT 1 on the Segment Map).

Click on the thumbnail at left
to download a copy of GHT's
determination letter.