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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.

Trail Conditions
Current Trail Conditions: Winter 2016
Snowshoeing, winter hiking, and snow biking are allowed on the Green Circle except on the Plover River Trail and through Iverson Park, where it is groomed for cross-country skiing. Contact Portage County Parks, 715-346-1994, for ski conditions on the Plover River Trail. Contact Stevens Point City Parks, 715-346-1531, for ski conditions in Iverson Park.
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