Course   : Lake Thoreau Pool - 3 Mile Walk (Street)
Location: Sunrise Valley Dr at Upper Lake Dr Distance: 3.0 miles
Maps      : Start / Street     


  1. Starting at the pool parking lot and keeping the lake on the right, take asphalt path parallel to Sunrise Valley Drive.
  2. Right into Lakeport gray town homes; cross parking area to path between white rails.
  3. Follow path crossing street. Bear right behind South Lakes Village Center, then left towards Lakeside Restaurant.
  4. Stay on sidewalk turning right where the shops end at Starbucks.
  5. Path parallels South Lakes Drive with Lake Thoreau on the right.
  6. At "T" intersection, turn right to go away from South Lakes Drive. Ignore South Lakes and Ridge Heights tunnels.
  7. Path goes uphill to concrete walk which rejoins asphalt path close to lake.
  8. Continue on asphalt path crossing 5 cluster streets (bear right when crossing first 3 streets (Lakewinds, Lakebreeze, and Chadds Ford), straight across Swans Neck, & left when crossing Turtle Pond (large, dark brown townhouses).
  9. After passing Ridge Heights pool (on the right), turn right downhill.
  10. At the triangle, take a sharp left to go through the Ridge Heights tunnel.
  11. Stay left on path past Terraset School to go downhill and into the woods.
  12. Right at "Y" to stay on path through woods, not up the hill to SLHS fields. Cross Bridge #38.
  13. Right at triangle.Follow asphalt path.Cross bridges 39 & 40.
  14. Stay right. Do not go through Soapstone tunnel.
  15. At Terraset, follow path to the right, going behind Terraset, then left and right to go through Ridge Heights tunnel.
  16. Stay straight to cross bridge #41. Then path curves left.
  17. After passing play equipment on your left, turn right at the "Y"
  18. Cross Purple Beech Drive. Cross bridge #42.
  19. Right on Upper Lake Drive and follow Upper Lake Drive until you are back at Lake Thoreau Pool on your right.



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