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Atlanta Running Trails

Tribble Mill Park

Take a scenic run at Tribble Mill Park in Gwinnett County, following a paved loop trail around the tranquil waters of a glassy lake and winding through a shady forest just north of Atlanta.

georgia hiking trails: 2-4 miles 2.8 miles
(round trip)
? Your mileage may vary! Accuracy of your GPS device, weather conditions, and stops along your route will affect your own recorded distance.
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?Leashed dogs are allowed on this trail. We’ve loved hiking this route with our trail-loving Labrador Retrievers! Check out more of our favorite dog-friendly trails in Georgia for a great hike with your pup.

LOCATION:north of Atlanta, Geotgia

PACK:our Osprey day pack and our hiking gear list

Ozora Lake is the centerpiece of Tribble Mill Park, offering fantastic 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 trail is popular with runners and walkers (especially on weekends). Multiple lots in the park offer free parking and easy access to the trail.

Tribble Mill Park Trail: top running spots in metro Atlanta

The 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, in particular 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: the run

This forested, 700-acre park is located near Sugarloaf Parkway, between the Atlanta suburbs of Lawrenceville and Snellville in Gwinnett County ( view maps and driving directions).

Tribble Mill Park Trail

The park’s paved trail winds through four distinct landscapes as it rings Ozora Lake. The trail’s southern quadrant travels boardwalks and explores 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 over a bridge.

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

Tribble Mill Park Trail

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.

Leave No Trace: Atlanta Trails, Asheville Trails and Trailful are official Leave No Trace partners

Please Remember

Always leave no trace, pack out everything you pack in, and if you see trash, pick it up and pack it out.

Stay on the marked trail, tell someone where you're going, pack safety and wayfinding essentials, and don't rely on a mobile phone to find your way. Please always practice good trail etiquette. And before you go, always check the trailhead kiosk, official maps, and the park or ranger office for notices of changed routes, trail closures, safety information, and restrictions.

Tribble Mill Park Trail Map, Directions & Details

This map shows our approximate route while exploring this trail, but does not replace an official trail map. Please refer to the official trail map for the most current and accurate route.

Driving Directions


Free parking is available throughout the park.

GPS Coordinates

33.908550, -83.913250     //     N33 54.513 W83 54.795

Elevation Profile

Tribble Mill Park Trail Elevation Profile

Eric Champlin is a creative director and photographer who loves to explore southeast. He's the co-owner of Trailful Outdoor Co, a locally-owned hiking outfitter shop in Hiawassee in the Georgia mountains near the Appalachian Trail. He’s also the co-founder of Atlanta Trails and Asheville Trails, digital magazines that highlight the South’s best outdoor adventures. His mission? To inspire others to get fit outdoors and explore the South’s incredible scenic beauty.