The Green Circle Trail will remain open during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency measures. Please practice social distancing by staying a minimum of 6 feet from other visitors, following the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene, and not using trails if exhibiting symptoms. Most facilities along the trail are closed, including the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center and restroom buildings in city parks. Stay safe and healthy!
During the week of October 7-11, a WisCorps crew will be replacing the wood decking on two bridges along the Green Circle. The first bridge is located on the Paper Mill Trail over the Plover River. The second bridge is on the River Pines Trail near the wastewater treatment plant. These sections of trail will be closed while the decking is being replaced… likely 1-2 days for each. Click here to see location and detour maps.
The Moses Creek Trail is now reopened. The boardwalks have been surfaced with a slip-resistant paint for the safety of walkers and bikers. Please let us know how it works! As always, slow down and use caution on any boardwalk surface, especially in wet conditions or when they are covered in leaves or pine needles.
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!
Join us on Saturday, April 20, to be one of the first to walk on the newly rerouted Paper Mill Trail in the Village of Whiting. The trail runs along the Wisconsin River through the former Whiting paper mill land.
The event will kick-off with a brief program near the Stevens Point Brewery, before heading out on the 4-mile out-and-back route.
All are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/311046516248071/
The Moses Creek Trail from Wilshire Drive to Yulga Park will be CLOSED November 17-25, 2018 for the 9-day gun deer hunting season. The trail will reopen on November 26. Thank you for respecting the rights of adjacent landowners who make the Green Circle possible!
From September 26-29, a red pine plantation along the River Pines Trail north of County HH will be thinned as part of a planned harvest. The trail will remain open, but please use caution and follow all signage in the area.
Mary Hesch, local owner of Slumberland Furniture stores in Stevens Point, Wausau and Marshfield, has donated $10,000 to the Green Circle. The gift is the one largest private donations to the 27-mile scenic hiking and biking trail. Click here to read more.
The new Stevens Point roundabout at Division St./Business 51 and North Point Drive is now completed. The Green Circle crosses the roundabout on its north and east sides (see photo). Users will cross two lanes of oncoming traffic to a safety island, and then cross two lanes of outgoing traffic. Visit the Wisconsin DOT website at for more information about safely crossing roundabouts.
A short bridge on the Brickyard Section of the Green Circle near Zenoff Park and the Sculpture Park will be closed for repairs until early August. Please follow the signed detour through the Sculpture Park. For more information, contact the Stevens Point Parks Department at 715-346-1531.