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

  • The Pinellas Trail is only open during daylight hours.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Bicyclists are required to obey all traffic controls and signals. From Florida Statute 316, a "bicycle" is defined as: "Every vehicle propelled solely by human power, and every motorized bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on level ground upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels. The term does not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position or a scooter or similar device. A person under the age of 16 may not operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle. Therefore, electric bicycles that do not require a combination of human power and electric motor power are prohibited from use on the Trail."
  • Bicyclists are not permitted to wear headphones at any time.
  • Under age 16, they must wear a helmet.
  • Horses are prohibited.
  • Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash and under control.
  • Trail users stay right except to pass. Please be courteous.
  • Motorized vehicles (except electric handicap wheelchairs, maintenance, law enforcement and emergency vehicles) are prohibited.
  • 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.
  • Pedestrians and handicapped have the right of way, wheelchairs should use the pedestrian lanes and electric handicap wheelchairs are always permitted.

  • 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.