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 August 3, 2019)

The Green Circle experienced extensive damage during storms on July 19 and 20. As of August 3, all sections of the Green Circle Trail are open. Use caution on the trail as there are still some hazardous washouts on hills and a large amount of smaller debris that makes for a rough ride. A huge thank you to the dedicated crews of Portage County and Stevens Point parks departments!


September 12, 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. 

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1 month ago

Enjoyed my annual full GCT ride yesterday, except for the bike breakdown as I neared the end. Beautiful scenery, trail cleared of debris, and plenty of quiet and peace.

1 month ago

Major storms on July 19 and July 20 flattened hundreds of trees in the Stevens Point area, blocking most of the Green Circle Trail. Thanks to the efforts of Portage County Parks and Stevens Point ... See more

1 month ago

The Moses Creek Trail will be reopened today, Saturday, August 3, at 9 a.m. The boardwalks have been surfaced with a slip-resistant paint for the safety of walkers and bikers. Please let us know how ... See more

1 month ago

We just restocked Green Circle Trail shirts at the Schmeeckle Visitor Center Gift Shop! A full selection of sizes and styles available while they last. Open daily from 8-5.

1 month ago

All sections of the Green Circle Trail are now open, except for the Moses Creek Trail where the boardwalks are being painted with slip-resistant paint. Use caution on the trail as there are still ... See more