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

Great Florida Trail

   April, 2016 by chulka

Pinellas County Trail My wife and I have spent the past two weeks in Largo, Florida and I have had the opportunity to ride 400 miles on the The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail. I am so impressed with this beautiful trail! I just wanted to compliment all who ...read more

Safety

   February, 2016 by popko

Stopped in local bike shop in Gulfport for repair. Owner warned us of muggings / robberies on southern portion of trail (Gulfport -- St Pete ) read more

The Good and the Bad

   February, 2016 by artsyjo

We started our ride in Tarpon Springs on a Saturday in January. The trail itself is a nice trail, but it goes through some densely populated areas and there were many riders, walkers, runners, etc. There are areas on the trail where the trail divides ...read more