1.5 Million People Used the Pinellas Trail in 2019
The Pinellas Trail is a unique greenway corridor linking some of Pinellas County’s most picturesque parks, scenic coastal areas, and residential neighborhoods. While traveling along the Pinellas Trail, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy deep glades of ancient live oaks, trailing Spanish moss, quiet waterways, and tidal streams with all varieties of land and water birds. The Pinellas Trail is a priceless haven in a busy, highly urbanized environment, where trail-goers safely breeze along. The construction of 10 overpasses and three underpasses allow trail-goers to travel above or underneath traffic at the busiest intersections.
Pinellas Trail Amenities
The Pinellas Trail amenities include bicycle racks, benches, water fountains, litter receptacles and covered tables. Amenities are provided by individual donors, corporate sponsors, and local municipalities. The Friends of the Pinellas Trail, Inc. coordinates the purchase and installation of the amenities with Pinellas County.
Pinellas Trail Security
The Pinellas Trail is patrolled by local law enforcement agencies in different municipalities and by the Sheriff’s Office. The Pinellas County Security Task Force meets quarterly to review safety issues.
Pinellas Trail Rules
Emergency Assistance Markers
Nearly 700 markers are affixed to the pavement at 200 to 300 foot intervals along the Pinellas Trail from downtown St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. Each marker has a unique, easily readable number which trail users can give to a 9-1-1 operator in case of an emergency to identify their exact location along the 47-mile trail, allowing for faster response times.