Trail Announcements

September 26, 2019:

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.

September 26, 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 29, 2019:

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.

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!

June 4, 2019:

A new amphitheater is being built in Schmeeckle Reserve near the visitor center. A small section of the University Trail will be detoured until July 1, 2019. Click here to see a map.

April 2, 2019:

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

November 13, 2018:

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!

September 24, 2018:

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.

September 19, 2018:

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.

August 30, 2018:

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.