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 May 21, 2019)

A section of the River Pines Trail north of the County HH bridge is currently closed due to flooding. Please avoid this section of trail and find an alternative route until the water recedes. Thank you!


May 21, 2019:

The 2019 Walk Wisconsin event will take place on the Green Circle Trail on Saturday, June 1. This non-competitive walking marathon encourages walkers of all ages and ability levels to join. Choose from a full (26.2 mi), 1/2 (13.1 mi), or 1/4 (6.5 mi) marathon length. For more information, visit

May 21, 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.

May 21, 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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16 hours ago

We just received notice that the River Pines Trail north of the County HH bridge is again underwater. Please avoid this section of trail until the river recedes. Thank you for your understanding.

4 days ago

Green Circle Trail looking good as always. Perfect conditions for a great ride!

2 weeks ago

The River Pines Trail north of the County HH bridge has been reopened! A special thank you to the Portage County Parks crew members who worked hard over the past several weeks to repair the flood ... See more

3 weeks ago

There is still quite a bit of damage from this spring's flooding on the River Pines Trail north of County HH. For your safety, please do not use this part of the trail until it can be cleaned up and ... See more

4 weeks 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