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 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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October 22, 2020

The Westside Loop trail section will be closed from Monday, Oct. 26 to Thursday, Oct. 29. A company will be trimming trees and vegetation along the power line corridor. Please use the River Pines ... See more

October 16, 2020

This week, the decorative concrete was poured for the Sentry Plaza, part of the Green Circle Trailhead project being constructed in Schmeeckle Reserve. The plaza will serve as a beautiful gathering ... See more

October 10, 2020

What a beautiful day to be riding, or walking, the Green Circle Trail here in the Metro Stevens Point area!

For me, it wasn’t especially the colors as I biked along the Wisconsin River - it was ... See more

October 8, 2020

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to hike or bike the Green Circle Trail! But wet leaves can create a slippery hazard on boardwalks, even those with slip-resistant paint. This is a friendly ... See more

October 6, 2020

Construction on the Sentry Plaza, part of the Green Circle Trailhead, begins this week in Schmeeckle Reserve! Access to the Green Circle from the visitor center parking lot will now start at the ... See more