Trail Sections — Hoover Road Trail


  • Length:

    4.9 miles

  • Surface:

    Asphalt paved trail (short connector section of crushed granite)

  • Activities:

    Hiking, jogging, biking. Pets are allowed only on the trail spur, not in Plover parks.

  • Parking:

    Little Plover River Park (middle), Worzella Pines and Lake Pacawa Parks (south)

The Hoover Road Trail is a popular spur that connects Stevens Point (north) with the Village of Plover (south). The trail spur is accessed via a short crushed granite connector path from the Whiting Crossing Trail that winds through the Whiting wellfield woodlands. The majority of the trail parallels Hoover Road to the north and south past quiet neighborhoods and village parks. It is paved for easy biking and jogging.

Features


Tomorrow River State Trail

Near its southern end, the Hoover Road Spur intersects with the beginning of the Tomorrow River State Trail, a path built along an abandoned railroad grade. The trail travels 30 miles from Plover to Manawa through the pastoral landscapes, woodlots, and rural towns of central Wisconsin. It’s surfaced with crushed limestone and open to bicyclists, hikers, joggers, horseback riders, leashed pets, snowmobilers, skiers and dog sledders. A trail pass is required. Click here for more information about the Tomorrow River State Trail.

Little Plover River Park, Worzella Pines Park, and Pacawa Park

The Hoover Road Spur accesses three Village of Plover parks. All of the parks offer restrooms, picnic areas, shelters, and playground equipment for trail users. Pets are not allowed in the parks. The Little Plover River Park is about midway along the trail, and also provides a paved pedestrian walkway, tennis and volleyball courts, and several baseball diamonds. Worzella Pines Park on the shore of Lake Pacawa provides paved walkways, a boat landing, and the Korean War Memorial. Pacawa Park provides an unsupervised beach area and several sports fields. Click here for more information about the parks.

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