The Green Circle is a 27-mile scenic hiking and biking trail that loops through the Stevens Point area and connects with overĀ 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 January 15, 2018)

Winter is a perfect time to explore the Green Circle! For information on cross-country ski trail conditions on the Plover River Trails, contact the Portage County Parks office at 715-346-1433. For information on the trails at Iverson Park, contact the Stevens Point Parks office at 715-346-1531.


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15th of January 2018 09:14 PM Link
Winter is a perfect time to explore the Green Circle! Two parts of the trail offer groomed cross-country ski tracks. For ski trail conditions on the Plover River Trails (Highway 66), contact Portage County Parks at 715-346-1433. For information on the trails at Iverson Park, contact Stevens Point Parks at 715-346-1531. Except for these groomed sections, the rest of the trail is open for winter hiking, snowshoeing, and fat-tire biking. Enjoy the new snow!
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10th of January 2018 04:03 PM Link
The Green Circle Board was honored yesterday to receive a $13,000 grant from the Stevens Point Area Tourism Development Committee. This generous funding will be used as part of an exciting trailhead project to be constructed at Schmeeckle Reserve in 2018, which includes an open-air shelter and all-season restroom building. Jim Canales, current Green Circle Board president, and Nick Schultz, former president, received the grant check from Sara Brish, executive director of the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. A special thank you to Pete Theisen, SPACVB Board Chair, and Noall Silvester, SPACVB Board Member and Tourism Development Committee Member, for attending the check presentation ceremony and seeing the value of this project for tourism in Stevens Point.
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9th of January 2018 04:07 AM Link
Whether at Iverson or other sections of the Green Circle Trail, enjoy our milder winter weather this week.
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6th of January 2018 12:51 PM Link
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11th of December 2017 08:15 PM Link
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11th of December 2017 08:14 PM Link
Don't forget to buy a gift for your favorite Green Circle Trail enthusiast (including yourself)! Shirts are available in long and short-sleeved styles in sizes S-2XL. Available in the Browse Shop daily from 8-5. Located in the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center at 2419 Northpoint Drive in Stevens Point.
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9th of December 2017 06:39 PM Link
Have you experienced the new winter coat of the Green Circle Trail today? A dusting of snow arrived overnight. Walkers and fat-tire bicyclists were out enjoying the Moses Creek section this morning. If you snapped pictures on other sections, share them in the comments.
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23rd of October 2017 09:34 PM Link
Schmeeckle Reserve's annual Candlelight Hike Festival is this Friday from 6-9 p.m. Walk a part of the Green Circle lit by tiki torches and hundreds of creative Jack-o'-lanterns. Click below for more information. We hope to see you there!
Schmeeckle Reserve Candlelight Hike Festival
Where have Schmeeckle's animals gone? Put on your detective hats and join us at this fall's Candlelight Hike Festival to...
27th of October 2017 11:00 PM
16th of October 2017 05:12 PM Link
New in the Schmeeckle Reserve Browse Shop... Green Circle Trail soft-style t-shirts now available in hunter green, chocolate brown, and navy blue. Show your Green Circle pride!
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9th of October 2017 09:30 PM Link
Where did the Brickyard Trail get its name from? From 1866 to 1920, the Langenberg family operated a thriving brickyard adjacent to Zenoff Park. Many buildings in Stevens Point are built of Langenberg brick, including the Pffifner Building on the riverfront and Saint Peter Catholic Church on 4th Avenue. Discover more on the new Green Circle kiosk in Zenoff Park, and look for historic Langenberg bricks built into the stone foundation.
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