Welcome

The Green Circle is a 26-mile scenic hiking and biking trail that loops through the Stevens Point area and connects with over 20 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.

Since 1989, Portage County residents, businesses, local governments, and the university have worked together to develop the Green Circle, one of the first in the nation to encircle an entire community.

The main loop of the Green Circle is made up of 12 connecting trail segments (click here to view a map). All urban residents are within 10 minutes of the trail system, and yet, more than 80% of the Green Circle travels through secluded parks and natural areas.

Click on topics to the left to plan your trip and discover more about the Green Circle.

Trail Conditions
Current Trail Conditions: Winter, 2015
Enjoy the quiet of the Green Circle in winter! All segments, except for groomed ski trails (Plover River and Iverson) are open for snowshoeing and snow biking. For cross-country ski conditions on the Plover River Trails, contact Portage County Parks at 715-346-1433. For ski conditions at Iverson Park, contact the Stevens Point Department of Parks at 715-346-1531
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