Pinellas Trail Office
12020 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL 33778
Park Ranger's (727) 582-2100
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a linear park and recreation trail currently extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. The Trail, created along an abandoned railroad corridor, provides a unique, protected greenspace for walking, jogging, skating, and biking. The County's Parks & Conservation Resources Department is responsible for the Trail's maintenance and operating costs.
When completed this unique linear park will convert approximately 47 miles of unused railroad easement and other rights-of-way into a trail for runners, bicyclists, walkers, skaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts. The Trail now extends from northernmost Pinellas County to the southern end of the county, offering Pinellas County citizens a diversified recreational facility.
Trail amenities, such as benches, water fountains, rest areas, and landscaping, are paid for by Pinellas Trails, Inc., a citizens fund-raising group.
To help everyone enjoy the Trail, there are some basic rules:
- The Trail is only open during daylight hours
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
- Pedestrians and handicapped have the right of way, wheelchairs should use the pedestrian lanes and electric handicap wheelchairs are always permitted.
- Bicyclists are required to obey all traffic controls and signals.
- Bicyclists are not permitted to wear headphones at any time and under age 16, they must wear a helmet.
- Electric bicycles are not allowed on the Pinellas Trail.
- Bicyclists and skaters should obey the posted speed limits. No racing, race training or pace lines. Skaters should use the bicycle lanes, and both skaters and cyclists should give an audible warning when passing.
- Motorized vehicles (except electric handicap wheelchairs, maintenance, law enforcement and emergency vehicles) are not allowed on the Trail. Neither are horses.
- Pets must be kept on a max. 6 foot leash and under control. If you have a problem with any animal, call Pinellas County Animal Services at 582-2600.
The Trail now has an emergency response system with decals! The emergency response system will help keep the Trail system safer and enable emergency response vehicles to pinpoint the exact location of an incident. The bright yellow decals are adhered directly onto the Trail surface approximately 200-feet apart and have unique location numbers. The decals also provide contact information to report maintenance problems. The decals begin at Demens Landing in downtown St. Petersburg with PT-0000, and continue to east of U.S. Highway 19 in Tarpon Springs, where the Trail currently ends at Melon Street and Keystone Road with PT-0699.