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 3, 2019)

The Green Circle experienced extensive damage during storms on July 19 and 20. As of August 3, all sections of the Green Circle Trail are open. Use caution on the trail as there are still some hazardous washouts on hills and a large amount of smaller debris that makes for a rough ride. A huge thank you to the dedicated crews of Portage County and Stevens Point parks departments!

Announcements

September 26, 2019:

During the week of October 7-11, a WisCorps crew will be replacing the wood decking on two bridges along the Green Circle. The first bridge is located on the Paper Mill Trail over the Plover River. The second bridge is on the River Pines Trail near the wastewater treatment plant. These sections of trail will be closed while the decking is being replaced... likely 1-2 days for each. Click here to see location and detour maps.


September 26, 2019:

Business 51/Post Road in Whiting is undergoing a major reconstruction that will last until 2020. The Green Circle Trail has been detoured to safely bypass this construction zone. The detour adds about 1.8 miles to the trail. Please be safe and follow all detour signs. Click here to see a map of the detour. 


Click here to see all Trail Announcements
2 weeks ago

During the week of October 7-11, a WisCorps crew will be replacing the wood decking on two bridges along the Green Circle. The first bridge is located on the Paper Mill Trail over the Plover River. ... See more

2 months ago

Enjoyed my annual full GCT ride yesterday, except for the bike breakdown as I neared the end. Beautiful scenery, trail cleared of debris, and plenty of quiet and peace.

2 months ago

Major storms on July 19 and July 20 flattened hundreds of trees in the Stevens Point area, blocking most of the Green Circle Trail. Thanks to the efforts of Portage County Parks and Stevens Point ... See more

2 months ago

The Moses Creek Trail will be reopened today, Saturday, August 3, at 9 a.m. The boardwalks have been surfaced with a slip-resistant paint for the safety of walkers and bikers. Please let us know how ... See more

2 months ago

We just restocked Green Circle Trail shirts at the Schmeeckle Visitor Center Gift Shop! A full selection of sizes and styles available while they last. Open daily from 8-5.