Tribble Mill Park Trail: top places to run in metro Atlanta

Tribble Mill Park Trail

Run or walk Tribble Mill Park's 2.8-mile paved loop trail around Ozora Lake's tranquil waters just north of Atlanta.

trail info

2.8 miles
(round trip)

LOCATION:north of Atlanta, Geotgia (maps & directions)

GEAR: Mizuno Wave Rider running shoes, Canon 6D Camera

Ozora Lake is the centerpiece of Tribble Mill Park’s forested 700 acres, offering fishing and boating just north of Atlanta. The park’s paved trail winds nearly level elevation around the lake’s often calm waters, offering 2.8 miles of mostly-car-free running and walking.

The Tribble Mill running trail crosses the Orza Lake causeway bridge north of Atlanta

Though the trail is popular with runners and walkers (especially on weekends), free parking at multiple trailhead locations offers easy access to the trail.

Tribble Mill Park: the run

Tribble Mill Park is located near Sugarloaf Parkway between the Atlanta suburbs of Lawrenceville and Snellville in Gwinnett County ( view maps and driving directions).

The trail winds through four distinct landscapes as it rings Ozora Lake. The trail’s southern quadrant travels boardwalks and winds through a shady, mossy, fern-filled forest, passing several large-growth trees as it winds on a hill above the lake. The trail emerges from the forest, following the park’s entrance road on the eastern stretch, skirting the shoreline, passing large boulders and running a bridge.

The walking and running trail at Tribble Mill winds through landscaped portions near the lake's edge

Arcing east, the Tribble Mill Trail winds through switchbacks as it follows the lake’s contours, gently rolling elevation in a shady forest on the trail’s northern stretch.

The trail curves southbound into the park’s cleared, recreational areas, crossing the lake’s spillway via a bridge and passing the park’s eastern parking and playground areas.

The Tribble Mill Trail

The trail’s landscape diversity adds to its popularity among runners: shaded forest provides relief from the sweltering summer sun, and the nearly level trail offers an almost-5k distance that’s easily repeatable for longer runs.

Run the paved trail at Tribble Mill Park, a nearly-three-mile loop and one of Atlanta's top places to run

Tribble Mill Park is dog-friendly (leashes are required), with dog pick-up stations dotting the trail’s length. And it’s kid-friendly, too – the paved surface, gently rolling elevation and often-sighted wildlife make the trail popular with families. Be on the lookout for wildlife, especially on the trail’s forested and lakeside sections: deer, geese, turtles, frogs, fish and songbirds frequent the lake and its shores. And the park offers kids a post-trail reward: a large playground area is located just off the trail on the eastern side of the lake.

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Tribble Mill Park Trail Map, Directions & Details

Tribble Mill Park Trail Map
Tribble Mill Park Trail Map
This map is not a substitute for official trail maps or topographic maps.

Driving Directions


Free parking is available throughout Tribble Mill Park.

GPS Coordinates

33.908550, -83.913250     //     N33 54.513 W83 54.795

Elevation Profile

Tribble Mill Park Trail Elevation Profile
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Eric Champlin is a writer and photographer who loves to hike, run, backpack, kayak and cycle the southeast. He’s the editor and founder of Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails, online magazines that cover the South’s best outdoor adventures. His mission? To inspire others to get fit outdoors and explore the South’s incredible scenic beauty.