City of Poway

Man Mountain Biking on Trail

The City of Poway trails system has more than 55 miles of some of the finest trails in Southern California. Our trails are excellent for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.  The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre canyon rich in animals and plants.  We offer docent-led hikes, however, bicycles are not permitted. Family Hiking



Hiking Safety Tips and Rules:

  • Remember to hike with a buddy and carry water, a whistle, identification, and a cell phone.  Avoid headphones.
  • Please stay on marked trails, wear sturdy shoes, and leash your dogs.
  • Protect yourself from the sun and don't hike during the hottest part of the day.
  • Trails are open for public use from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week.
  • Use of tobacco products, including e-cigarette's is not allowed.
  • All natural resources are protected. Please respect all plants, wildlife, and other natural features.
  • Firearms, fires, and motorized vehicles/equipment are not permitted.
  • Bicyclists, please remember to yield the right-of-way to hikers and horseback riders. Maximum trail speed is 10 mph at Lake Poway and 15 mph on all other trails.
Last updated: 3/19/2014 4:08:26 PM