Wisconsin Biking Trails
Plan a Biking Adventure to Phelps!
Are you searching for that perfect combination of country roads and challenging bike routes for your Wisconsin summer vacation? Can’t wait to load up the mountain bike for another grand adventure? Looking for the next leg for your tour biking trip or a new biking trail? Then add Phelps to your must-visit destination list!
Not only are there over 100 miles of paved and gravel country roads to explore in Phelps, surrounding Vilas County offers an abundance of bike trails of all lengths and sorts. You can hit the trails just moments after checking into your resort and begin exploring the scenic, rolling routes.
Check out our suggestions for some amazing countryside bike routes in the Phelps area.
Vista Lake Biking Trails - Yours to Discover, Yours to Enjoy!
The Vista Lake Trails in Phelps provide an abundance of outdoor activities for any season. Not only is this mostly gravel trail perfect for exploring by bike, it also offers opportunities for bird watching, animal observation, and snowshoeing.
There are 3 loops to the Vista Lake Trails, with trails ranging from gently rolling to hilly and varying from paved to gravel to hard-packed sandy loam. Trail 1 is 2.9 miles long, looping around Vista Lake. Trail 2 is a 6.8 mile bike route, running on Hunters Road and Deerskin Road. This is a beautiful, quiet ride with huge trees towering over the route. Trail 3 is 13.1 miles for those interested in a longer scenic ride, coming near Imagene Lake, Dewey Lake, and crossing the Deerskin River.
Check out the Vista Lake biking trails in the winter with your fat bike for a whole new perspective!
Join the Phelps Annual Twin Triathlon
Foster your competitive side by participating in the annual Twin Triathlon in Phelps. The Twin Tri includes a 8K paddle on North Twin Lake, followed by a 16K bike and a 5K run through the Vista Lakes Trails. This family-friendly event is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the wonderful nature that Wisconsin has to offer!
Great Headwaters Trail, a local organization dedicated to the development of a major family-friendly bike-ped trail system for all of eastern Vilas County, is hard at work connecting the two communities of Conover and Phelps. The finished product will be an 11 mile paved trail, and this is just one part of the Vilas Country trail system.
The first 8.7 miles of the Conover-Phelps trail is completed and open for enjoyment, with the last 2.3 miles in the works.
If you don’t have your own bicycle, you will find plenty of bike rental shops in Vilas County happy to accommodate you. Please take a moment to consider trail safety and etiquette. For guidance on your hiking or biking vacation, be sure to download the Vilas County Silent Sports App!