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 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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April 12, 2021

April shower on the Plover River trail.

April 12, 2021

March 20, 2021

This harbinger of spring, skunk cabbage, is right on schedule for the vernal equinox. Explore spring on the Iverson Park trail and all of the Green Circle.

February 24, 2021

The south access point of the Plover River Trail section off of Hofmeister Drive will be closed this Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26 due to a soil boring project. Please use the alternative ... See more

February 10, 2021

We're proud that the Green Circle Trail continues to serve as a safe place for people to recreate during the pandemic. Trail use has increased by an astonishing 60 percent over the past year! View ... See more

Green Circle Trail use soared in 2020 as more people took to the outdoors.