The Green Circle is a 27-mile scenic hiking and biking trail that loops through the Stevens Point area and connects with over 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 April 10, 2019)

A portion of the River Pines Trail will be closed starting on April 10 due to flooding. For your safety and to protect the trail, please follow all signage. Other portions of the trail are still very soft and susceptible to erosion. PLEASE AVOID RIDING YOUR BIKE ON THE TRAIL DURING THE SPRING THAW. Tire ruts channel water and can lead to long-term and costly trail damage. Thank you for helping to protect your Green Circle!


April 2, 2019:

Join us on Saturday, April 20, to be one of the first to walk on the newly rerouted Paper Mill Trail in the Village of Whiting. The trail runs along the Wisconsin River through the former Whiting paper mill land.

The event will kick-off with a brief program near the Stevens Point Brewery, before heading out on the 4-mile out-and-back route.

All are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. More information at

April 2, 2019:

Business 51/Post Road in Whiting is undergoing a major reconstruction that will last until 2020. The Whiting Crossing Trail currently crosses Business 51 at Porter Road/Tommy's Turnpike. During construction, the trail crossing will be detoured frequently depending on where the construction is occurring. Please be cautious in this area and follow the detour signs carefully. Click here to see a map of the crossing.

April 2, 2019:

A new amphitheater is being built in Schmeeckle Reserve near the visitor center. A small section of the University Trail will be detoured Sept. 10-May 31. Click here to see a map.

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2 days ago

What a great day to debut a safer, more scenic section of the trail overlooking the Wisconsin River. Thanks, Jerel Ballard WSAW!

On Saturday, nearly 300 walkers and cyclist were able to explore the new routes added to the Green Circle Trail in Portage County. Participants were able to choose between a four or five-mile walking ... See more

3 days ago

Thanks to the 200 people who helped dedicate a new segment of the Green Circle's Paper Mill Trail and the new Schrader Connection Saturday and to walk the new trails. Check them out, and let us know ... See more

4 days ago

Thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday morning for our grand opening walk, to celebrate the creation of the new Whiting Mill Trail section of the Green Circle Trail, and the Schroeder ... See more

6 days ago

Portage County Parks employees install signs along the new portion of the Green Circle's Paper Mill Trail this week. Be among the first to walk it and the new Schrader Connection, which will be ... See more

1 week ago

What a spring! The Wisconsin River continues to rise with all of the rain and melting snow. The River Pines Trail north of HH is still underwater and closed to use. For your safety and to protect the ... See more