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 November 13, 2018)

Trails and boardwalks are covered with a thin layer of snow and ice. Please use caution. See the Announcements for several portions of the trail that are detoured this fall and winter.

Announcements

November 13, 2018:

The Moses Creek Trail from Wilshire Drive to Yulga Park will be CLOSED November 17-25, 2018 for the 9-day gun deer hunting season. The trail will reopen on November 26. Thank you for respecting the rights of adjacent landowners who make the Green Circle possible!


November 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.


November 9, 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
7 hours ago

The Moses Creek Trail from Wilshire Drive to Yulga Park will be CLOSED November 17-25, 2018 for the 9-day gun deer hunting season. The trail will reopen on November 26. Thank you for respecting the ... See more

2 weeks ago

A portion of the River Pines Trail that follows Bliss Ave., just east of the intersection with Cypress St., will be closed on Wednesday, October 31. Please follow the detour.

1 month ago

Just in at the Schmeeckle Reserve Browse Shop - new Green Circle Trail t-shirts. "Hike it. Bike it. Explore it." What's your color - cream, gray, or green? www.uwsp.edu/schmeeckle

1 month ago

Don't miss the incredible fall colors along the Green Circle Trail... they won't last long!

1 month ago

Fall colors along the Green Circle Trail. University Trail through Schmeeckle Reserve's wetlands.