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 25, 2017)

All sections of the Green Circle are open. Use caution when biking down the steeper hills on the Paper Mill Trail and the Plover River Trail; the surface is very soft in some areas that were repaired and can unexpectedly catch a bike tire. Also, use caution on the Stagecoach Trail along Old Wausau Road; the road was recently resurfaced and pea gravel accumulating along the sides have created a hazardous condition. The Iverson Park Trail near the railroad bridge still has a few washouts, and some sections of the trail have sandy spots. Finally, most of the Green Circle still has twigs and other small debris from the storm that may be slippery. If you see other hazards on the trail, please let us know.

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9th of July 2017 12:00 PM Link
Just a few wild things along the Green Circle in early July.
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25th of June 2017 01:10 AM Link
A beautiful day for riding the Green Circle! Here's a quick trail update. Use caution when biking down the steeper hills on the Paper Mill Trail and the Plover River Trail; the surface is very soft in some areas that were repaired and can unexpectedly catch a bike tire. Also, use caution on the Stagecoach Trail along Old Wausau Road; the road was recently resurfaced and pea gravel accumulating along the sides have created a hazardous condition. The Iverson Park Trail near the railroad bridge still has a few washouts, and some sections of the trail have sandy spots. Finally, most of the Green Circle still has twigs and other small debris from the storm that may be slippery. If you see other hazards on the trail, please let us know. Stay safe!
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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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