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 June 19, 2019)

All sections of the trail are open and in good condition. Please see the Announcements for trail detours around construction areas this summer. Enjoy the beautiful weather!


June 10, 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. 

June 5, 2019:

Join us in creating a hub for outdoor recreation in Stevens Point. The Green Circle Trailhead consists of an open-air shelter, an all-season restroom, and an overflow parking lot that will be constructed in Schmeeckle Reserve. The project is being funded entirely by grants and donations. Click here to learn more!

June 4, 2019:

A new amphitheater is being built in Schmeeckle Reserve near the visitor center. A small section of the University Trail will be detoured until July 1, 2019. Click here to see a map.

Click here to see all Trail Announcements
1 week ago

A Green Circle bridge is currently being replaced in Schmeeckle Reserve just west of the Michigan Avenue crossing. The new bridge is wider and safer for Green Circle users. Please follow the detour ... See more

1 week ago

Due to the reconstruction of Business 51 (Post Road) this summer in the Village of Whiting, the Green Circle Trail has been detoured. See the map below for more information. From Tommy's Turnpike, ... See more

1 week ago

2019 Walk Wisconsin participants enjoy a beautiful walk on the entire Green Circle Trail loop around the Stevens Point area.

3 weeks ago

The River Pines Trail north of the County HH bridge is open again. Thank you for your patience.

3 weeks ago

With the Memorial Day weekend already started, please have fun and be safe using the trail. Please remember to follow the Green Circle trail rules. Have a great weekend!