The Green Circle is a 27-mile scenic hiking and biking trail that loops through the Stevens Point area and connects with over 45 miles of additional trails. It winds through forests and parks, over wetlands, and along rivers, recalling the days of huge pineries, pioneer settlements, and the lore of the Wisconsin and Plover Rivers.

Current Trail Conditions

(Updated September 10, 2018)

All trails are in good condition. See the Announcements for several trail detours this summer and fall.

Announcements

September 19, 2018:

Mary Hesch, local owner of Slumberland Furniture stores in Stevens Point, Wausau and Marshfield, has donated $10,000 to the Green Circle. The gift is the one largest private donations to the 27-mile scenic hiking and biking trail. Click here to read more.


September 10, 2018:

A new amphitheater is being built in Schmeeckle Reserve near the visitor center. A small section of the University Trail will be detoured Sept. 10-Dec. 15. Click here to see a map.


September 10, 2018:

Business 51/Post Road in Whiting is undergoing a major reconstruction that will last until 2019. The Whiting Crossing Trail currently crosses Business 51 at Porter Road/Tommy's Turnpike. During construction, the trail crossing will be detoured frequently depending on where the construction is occurring. Please be cautious in this area and follow the detour signs carefully. Click here to see a map of the crossing.


Click here to see all Trail Announcements
2 months ago

Riding on my favorite GCT boardwalk late this afternoon... Cattails already?

2 months ago

A short bridge on the Brickyard Section of the Green Circle near Zenoff Park and the Sculpture Park will be closed for repairs until early August. Please follow the signed detour through the ... See more

2 months ago
Photos from Green Circle Trail's post

Biking just east of the HH bridge, headed toward the West Loop of the GCT...

2 months ago
Photos from Green Circle Trail's post

Biked the GCT this morning and noted that on a Monday morning after the 4th of July, a good number of people were walking, biking and enjoying the trail in its mid-summer beauty. I also noted the ... See more

2 months ago

Wildflowers are spectacular on a GCT ride these days! Check out the beauty of a whole field of butterfly weed as you bike past the Schmeeckle parking lot...

3 months ago

The River Pines section of the Green Circle from Bliss Ave. to the County HH bridge is closed due to flooding. Please use alternative routes until the Wisconsin River recedes.

3 months ago

Was finishing up my GCT ride yesterday afternoon, and caught the eyes of this fisherman on my way home... had to stop and chat. Always something to see when you visit the Green Circle.

3 months ago

Blue beauty found during a ride on the GCT this morning ...

3 months ago

Rode the trail this morning and ran into a group of about 10 bicyclists from Wausau who called themselves the “Fish Out Of Water” cycling group. They were stopped along the River Pines Trail ... See more

3 months ago

An update on the North Point Dr./Division St. roundabout construction can be viewed at: http://stevenspoint.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3717. The intersection will be closed from June 7-August 30. See ... See more

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