Friends of Blue Sky

Plants of Blue Sky

Blue Sky trail

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, the songs of birds, and the tree-lined creek provide an inviting escape for a nature walk.

The trails are open to the public free of charge during daylight hours. The reserve is managed by the City of Poway, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation with support from the nonprofit Friends of Blue Sky Canyon.

For information about Blue Sky, please contact Interpretive Services Coordinator Annie Ransom at (858) 668-4781 or via email at

animals of Blue Sky


January - March, 2016
Activites Flyer
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Wednesday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m.
8 Wednesday morning hikes culminating in hike around Lake Poway.

Monday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m.
6 Monday morning hikes culminating in hike to Lake Ramona.

Meet at the south end of the Blue Sky parking lot. Distance will gradually increase each week. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Junior Nature Ranger

For Ages 6 – 10 years old
Saturday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Docents will lead children through a
series of activities allowing them to experience nature firsthand, and have fun in the outdoors. A Certificate will be issued upon completion. Limited to 15 children
To sign up or for more information, call the Blue Sky office at (858) 668-4781.

Solar Walk and Stargazing

Saturday February 20
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