Lake Thoreau Pool
Connie Slack's Favorite Run
Corner of Sunrise Valley Drive and Upper Lake Drive
5 Mile Run
Measured: 5 Mile
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- Start south from pool on Upper Lake Drive (away from Sunrise Valley Drive), continuing for about 1/4 mile.
- Left on first path just before Great Meadow Drive for about 200 yards.
- Cross street (Purple Beech Drive--no street sign) at top of hill and continue downhill on path on the other side of the street for about 50 yards.
- Left on path at bottom of hill at "T" intersection toward Lake Thoreau for about 75 yards.
- Bear Right on path uphill and through underpass (under Ridge Heights Road) for about 100 yards.
- Continue on path past Terraset Elementary School for about 200 feet.
- Bear Left at path junction after Terraset for about 150 yards downhill.
- Bear Right on path downhill into the woods after path starts uphill toward the South Lakes High School track, continuing for about 150 feet.
- Bear Left on path at "Y" path intersection and go through underpass under South Lakes Drive after about 100 yards.
- Bear Right at path junction just after the underpass for about 100 yards.
- Left on path after short, steep uphill (at small convenience center with a 7/11 store) for about 150 feet.
- Right at next path connection to underpass under Soapstone Drive and continue for about 200 feet.
- Left at "T" path connection, continuing uphill for about 200 yards to Glade Pool [alternative start].
- Bear Right across Glade Drive to continue along the Boar's Head trail downhill for almost 1/4 mile, continuing straight at pathway connection and cross stream on wooden bridge.
- Left at "T" path connection about 100 feet after crossing wooden bridge, continuing for about 100 yards.
- Cross Soapstone Drive and continue on trail through the Walker Nature Center for about one mile [Water stop at trail entrance to Nature Center off of Soapstone Drive (very hot days only)].
- Left on second path on your left, continuing for about 1/2 mile. Bear Left going up steep hill on path for short distance to intersection of Glade Drive and Twin Branches Road.
- Cross Glade Drive and continue on path along Twin Branches Road for about 1/2 mile past Lake Audubon Pool[alternative start] up long hill and then downhill toward signal at South Lakes Drive.
- Right on path along South Lakes Drive for about 50 yards.
- Left at "T" path intersection to underpass under South Lakes Drive.
- Left in South Lakes Village Center parking lot and circle the parking lot in front of stores on the left side of the parking lot.
- Left on ramp down into small plaza along shore of Lake Thoreau.
- Bear Right on path through Lakeport Cluster.
- Bear Left in middle of Lakeport Cluster and continue on path along shore of lake for short distance.
- Bear Right on short path uphill to Sunrise Valley Drive.
- Left on path along Sunrise Valley Drive, continuing on short downhill to end at Start in parking lot for Lake Thoreau Pool.