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 August 1, 2016)

All sections of the Green Circle are currently open and in good condition.


August 1, 2016:

Welcome to the new Green Circle website! We value your feedback. If you have questions or find something that doesn't work, please let us know.

August 1, 2016:

A new Green Circle kiosk is being constructed in Zenoff Park at the southeast corner of the parking lot. Mark Check, stone mason, is constructing the base out of local stone and bricks, some from the historic Langenberg brickyard for which the Brickyard Trail is named.

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Green Circle Trail

Stevens Point, Wisconsin area's award-winning nature trail for hiking, biking, bird watching, and many more outdoor activites. The 26 mile trail runs through nature preserve areas, river bottoms, river edges, residential areas, parks, and towering pine and hardwood forests.
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Green Circle TrailFriday, August 26th, 2016 at 5:31am
Reason No. 23 to love the Green Circle Trail: The Mainland Meadows section winds through scenic meadows of grasses and wildflowers in Whiting near Highway HH to a bridge over the Plover River at Whiting Park.
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Green Circle TrailFriday, August 19th, 2016 at 5:36am
Reason No 22 to love the Green Circle Trail: The McDill Trail travels from Patch Street along McDill Pond through quiet neighborhoods and Plover River Park to County HH. McDill Pond, a 260-acre impoundment of the Plover River, has excellent waterfowl viewing.
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Green Circle TrailTuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 2:41pm
The sewer lining project in Schmeeckle Reserve is underway. The Green Circle will remain open, but trail users should use caution when crossing the Granite Parkway. The attached map shows the trail closure in Schmeeckle.
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Green Circle TrailThursday, August 11th, 2016 at 8:11pm
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Green Circle TrailWednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 2:10am
This is one of the best years for seeing large clumps of Indian pipe (a white plant that contains no chlorophyll!) and colorful fungi along the Green Circle. These photos were taken near the boardwalks on the River Pines Trail.
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