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 29, 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 will be closed through August 31. 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. This includes a stone and wood picnic shelter, restroom building, and information plaza. Click here to learn more!


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July 3, 2020

The results are in for the 2020 Best of Portage County! Did your favorites win?

June 23, 2020

Despite the heavy rain, the Green Circle/Schmeeckle Trailhead project is progressing quickly! Today, the foundation was poured for the large stone fireplace in the Menzel Pavilion, along with ... See more

June 17, 2020

The concrete foundations were poured today for the Green Circle Trailhead restroom building. Stop by Schmeeckle Reserve to watch the progress! More info at ... See more

June 13, 2020

Orange and Meadow Hawkweed (I think!) are in full bloom along the Trail.

June 11, 2020

It's that time of the year again... snapping turtles are laying eggs along the Green Circle! They prefer to dig nests in sunny areas of loose soil or sand, and the gravelly edges of the trail seem to ... See more