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 12, 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.

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


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September 24, 2020

Early morning fall colors along the University Trail in Schmeeckle Reserve.

September 18, 2020

One shingle at a time! Cedar shingles are being installed on the roof of the beautiful Menzel Pavilion in Schmeeckle Reserve, part of the Green Circle Trailhead. A special thank you to LeFever ... See more

September 7, 2020

Watch the video below, featuring Green Circle board president Steve Menzel, to learn more about the proposed Plover River Crossing Trail. This spur would link densely populated neighborhoods on the ... See more

For almost a decade, the City of Stevens Point, Green Circle Trail, Portage County and various city/county committees and community members have explored a m...

August 21, 2020

We love dogs and we love responsible pet owners who use the Green Circle! Recently, however, we have been hearing numerous reports of dogs being off-leash and owners not picking up after their pets. ... See more

August 18, 2020

Altmann Construction has been busy "raising the roof" on the new Menzel Pavilion and restroom building at Schmeeckle, part of the Green Circle Trailhead project. Each truss on the shelter weighs an ... See more