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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Tribble Mill Park Trail Map, Directions & Details
Free parking is available throughout Tribble Mill Park.
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