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 July 30, 2020)

The Green Circle Trail remains open during the COVID-19 emergency. Please remember to practice social distancing while out on the trail by staying at least 6 feet from other users. The Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center is closed until further notice. Restrooms are open in Stevens Point parks, and a portable toilet is available at the Schmeeckle parking lot.

A portion of the Westside Loop will be closed from Monday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 5. High voltage poles are being replaced along the trail. For your safety, please respect the trail closed barricades and follow the River Pines Trail to detour the area.

The Green Circle Trailhead project will be under construction near the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center throughout the summer. This includes a stone and wood picnic shelter, restroom building, and information plaza. Click here to learn more!

Announcements

July 21, 2020:

The Whiting Crossing Trail reroute is now open! The 2.1-mile section provides a greener, more aesthetic experience for users. It travels through Mainland Meadows (part of the Whiting Well Field) and Upper Whiting Park (along the Plover River), connected by a short on-road segment along Elm Street. A rapid flashing beacon assists bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the busy Post Road/Business 51. Click the map below for more details!


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August 4, 2020

Lots of action on the Green Circle Trailhead this week! The beautiful stonework on the columns of the Menzel Pavilion are finished. And the first heavy glulam beam has been lifted into place on the ... See more

Lots of action on the Green Circle Trailhead this week! The beautiful stonework on the columns of the Menzel Pavilion are finished. And the first heavy glulam beam has been lifted into place on the ... See more

July 30, 2020

A portion of the Westside Loop will be closed from Monday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 5. High voltage poles are being replaced along the trail. For your safety, please respect the trail closed ... See more

July 29, 2020

The beautiful fireplace and chimney for the Menzel Pavilion, part of the Green Circle/Schmeeckle Trailhead project, are complete! This is the largest fireplace that many of the masons had ever worked ... See more

The beautiful fireplace and chimney for the Menzel Pavilion, part of the Green Circle/Schmeeckle Trailhead project, are complete! This is the largest fireplace that many of the masons had ever worked ... See more

July 23, 2020

Work continues on the Green Circle/Schmeeckle Trailhead project! Stop by to see the beautiful native sandstone being artistically installed on the 24-foot high fireplace by Kowalski Masonry. The ... See more

July 23, 2020

The Whiting Crossing Trail reroute was featured on Channel 9 News last evening!

Green Circle Trail rerouting project completed Unmute Play Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00 July 22, 2020 6:43 pm Natalie Sopyla News, Top Stories, Wisconsin News Stevens Point, Wis. (WAOW) -- A new ... See more