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 June 19, 2017)

Trees and limbs have been cleared from all sections of the Green Circle after a major storm on June 12. Please use extra caution as smaller branches, debris and washouts remain.


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16th of June 2017 11:33 PM Link
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16th of June 2017 10:39 PM
TRAIL UPDATE: Trees and limbs have been cleared from all sections of the Green Circle. Please use extra caution as smaller branches, debris and washouts remain. Our thanks to Portage County Parks, Stevens Point Parks and Schmeeckle Reserve crews for tree removal and continued repairs!
16th of June 2017 08:06 PM Link
Storm debris continues to be common on much of the Green Circle. Even slight hills are washed out or have deep gullies that can catch bike tires. The River Pines segment remains impassable. Iverson to Plover River Park is open, and Schmeeckle Reserve trails will open this afternoon. Please use extreme caution, stay on main trails and respect barriers.
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13th of June 2017 10:03 PM Link
Trees are down at Schmeeckle and portions of the Green Circle Trail. Portage County Parks staff are working on repairs and tree removal on the Green Circle. Please use caution and avoid areas that wash out near the Wisconsin and Plover rivers.
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12th of June 2017 12:25 AM Link
Always good to see my south side friend after a Green Circle bike ride!
9th of June 2017 07:41 PM Link
As you hike or bike this weekend, check out the Stevens Point Sculpture Park on the Brickyard Trail near Zenoff Park. Its Summer Celebration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
2nd of June 2017 04:59 PM Link
Welcome, Walk Wisconsin participants, to the Green Circle Saturday, June 3. Wishing nearly 1,500 walkers the best as they take on adventures of one-quarter to full marathon.
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2nd of June 2017 04:58 AM Link
Hello, June! What a beautiful week to be on the Green Circle. See views along the River Pines and West Side segments.
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4th of May 2017 02:29 PM Link
Experience a portion of the Green Circle at night lit by torches! Join us for the free Candlelight Hike Festival sponsored by the Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve.
Schmeeckle Reserve Candlelight Hike Festival
Schmeeckle Reserve's spring 2017 Candlelight Hike Festival will be Friday, May 5th, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The event is spo...
6th of May 2017 12:00 AM
1st of May 2017 12:29 AM Link
Spring has sprung along the River Pines Trail.
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