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 July 22, 2019)

Much of the Green Circle Trail is currently inaccessible due to the violent storms on July 19-20. Numerous trees are down over the trail along with major flooding and washouts. Portage County Parks and Stevens Point Parks will be clearing the trail this week. For your safety, please avoid using the trail until further notice.

Announcements

July 17, 2019:

On July 23-24, the Moses Creek Trail will be closed between the parking areas on Wilshire Drive and in Yulga Park. In an effort to make the trail safer and less slippery, the long boardwalks on this section will be power washed. After drying for about 10 days, a heavy-duty textured paint will be applied to provide more grip for hikers and bicyclists. Click here to see the detour map.


July 17, 2019:

Business 51/Post Road in Whiting is undergoing a major reconstruction that will last until 2020. The Green Circle Trail has been detoured to safely bypass this construction zone. The detour adds about 1.8 miles to the trail. Please be safe and follow all detour signs. Click here to see a map of the detour. 


July 17, 2019:

Join us in creating a hub for outdoor recreation in Stevens Point. The Green Circle Trailhead consists of an open-air shelter, an all-season restroom, and an overflow parking lot that will be constructed in Schmeeckle Reserve. The project is being funded entirely by grants and donations. Click here to learn more!


Click here to see all Trail Announcements
20 hours ago

Much of the Green Circle Trail is currently inaccessible due to the violent storms this past weekend. Numerous trees are down over the trail along with major flooding and washouts. Portage County ... See more

1 day ago

Portage County Parks staff began assessing the Green Circle Trail today and shared the following updates:

The River Pines section sustained a lot of damage with many trees down.

The Plover River ... See more

2 days ago

Numerous trees and branches are down on the Green Circle as a result of the storm. There are likely also major washout areas. Please use extreme caution. We highly recommend avoiding the trail until ... See more

5 days ago

On July 23-24, the Moses Creek Trail will be closed between the parking areas on Wilshire Drive and in Yulga Park. Please follow the detour on the map below.

In an effort to make the trail safer ... See more

2 weeks ago

Always meet up with friends on a GCT ride...