Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

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One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs, connecting several county parks, coastal areas and communities. Its multiple access points, mile markers and parking areas make the trail—and the communities it connects—very popular destinations among cyclists.

For the first 15 miles from St. Petersburg the trail crosses dozens of pedestrian bridges with sweeping views of the urban landscape. The most scenic of these is the 0.25-mile Cross Bayou Bridge, which spans Boca Ciega Bay.

Farther north lie the towns of Largo, Clearwater and Dunedin. In downtown Clearwater the trail merges with wide sidewalks and a newly resurfaced bicycle boulevard. Use caution through here because the trail crosses roads with heavy traffic. Dunedin offers a particularly pleasant scene, with shops, restaurants, public restrooms and parking. The Gulf of Mexico is just two blocks away, worth the brief detour for lovely coastal scenery.

In the quiet township of Palm Harbor pause on the Bayshore Boulevard pedestrian bridge at Mile Marker 29 for more Gulf scenery. From Tarpon Springs's quaint business district the trail continues under US 19 to Keystone Road (CR 582) at Melon Street. An extension will continue along Keystone to East Lake Road, linking an already existing section of the trail. The Keystone Road link is expected to be complete in 2013; until then, you can pick up the other 4.25-mile section of trail at Keystone and E. Lake Road/CR 611. The trail heads south to John Chesnut Sr. Park.

Parking and Trail Access

The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is accessible from numerous places along its route. For a trail guide and detailed map of access points and parking, visit Guide to the Pinellas Trail online.

Reviews

yearly visit

   December, 2015 by myth000

12/26/15. Every December I come to Tampa Florida and ride this trail. I have been doing this for the last few years. This is simple a great trial and should be enjoyed much as possible. read more

Great trail

   November, 2015 by twillbur1

This was a fun day. My only complaints is there are areas that are heavily congested. Also there are a lot of overpass so plan for those. Exciting they are talking about making this a loop. Just exciting to see community's get this is a good thing. Hope ...read more

In-line skated 30+ miles of the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

   October, 2015 by shahayla

I have wanted to try this trail for a number of years with my in-line skates - it was worth it! Started at an access point near Park and Pasadena and made it as far as Dunedin and back. Most of the trail was in great condition (fairly smooth pavement), ...read more