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 December 13, 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.

The Green Circle Trailhead project in Schmeeckle Reserve is nearly complete. The all-season restroom building and beautiful Menzel Pavilion picnic shelter are now open for use! Click here to learn more.


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January 4, 2021

January 3, 2021

Another magical morning on the Green Circle Trail, decorated in hoar frost. Photos from the Paper Mill Trail in Whiting.

January 2, 2021

What a beautiful way to usher in the new year -- hoar frost on the Iverson trail. What a terrific asset in our community -- you helped set record use of the Green Circle in 2020. Thanks for your ... See more

December 21, 2020

Stevens Point is one of only 6 Wisconsin communities to be designated as a “silver-level” Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, and is the only Central Wisconsin ... See more

December 17, 2020

Trail Etiquette 101.

The Green Circle Trail is designed for walkers and bikers, and skiers in winter.

I both ride and walk with my dog.

If you walk a dog, keep them leashed and clean up your ... See more