View or download our October-December, 2013 Activities Schedule
Whether you’re looking to kick start your morning with a hike, walk the dog, unwind after a stressful day, or simply enjoy the great outdoors by immersing yourself in nature, the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve has something for everyone.
As you stand at the trailhead you can’t help but feel you are about to enter a special place. Blue Sky is a 700-acre canyon rich in animals and plants. With Mount Woodson as its backdrop, an easy trail winds its way between coastal sage scrub, oak woodland, and mixed chaparral hillsides.
For a great workout, incredible views of Poway and beyond, and a tranquil setting above the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, hike through the Reserve and up to Lake Ramona.
Not challenging enough? How about hiking through Blue Sky to the Lake Poway trail and then hiking all the way to the top of Mount Woodson? You’ll be rewarded with even more stunning views of the surrounding area.
It is important to keep yourself hydrated so bring plenty of water as there is no potable water in Blue Sky.
Pet owners must keep their pets on a leash of 6 feet or less, and pick up after them. Doggie bags are available in the parking lot, at the entrance gate, and at the Lake Poway turnoff.
If you are interested in becoming a Blue Sky Docent or Field Volunteer, please click on the link below to submit an application.
Volunteer Application Form
The Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is owned by the California Department of Fish and Game and managed by the City of Poway, with support from the non-profit Friends of Blue Sky Canyon.
Blue Sky Brochure
Daily Sunrise to Sunset
Parking Lot Hours:
November to May during daylight hours
June to October 6:30 a.m. to Sunset
16275 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064
Directions to Blue Sky