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
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.
A portion of the Westside Loop will be closed from Monday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 5. High voltage poles are being replaced along the trail. For your safety, please respect the trail closed barricades and follow the River Pines Trail to detour the area.
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!
July 21, 2020:
The Whiting Crossing Trail reroute is now open! The 2.1-mile section provides a greener, more aesthetic experience for users. It travels through Mainland Meadows (part of the Whiting Well Field) and Upper Whiting Park (along the Plover River), connected by a short on-road segment along Elm Street. A rapid flashing beacon assists bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the busy Post Road/Business 51. Click the map below for more details!
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