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

Canines in Blue Sky

Sunday, Oct 2, 8 a.m.
Sunday, Nov 6, 8 am
Sunday, Dec. 4, 8 am

Bring your furry friend and join docents Anna Gateley-Stanton and Ann Martin for a morning dog walk in Blue Sky. Don’t forget the leash, treats, and plenty of water for you and your furry friend.


animals of Blue Sky


October-December, 2016
Activites Flyer

Download the full schedule (in pdf format)

Hoot Howl and Prowl

Saturday, October 22nd
5:30 pm

Meet live "critters" in the shadows of the canyons!

Groups will leave from the trailhead every
15 minutes starting at 5:30 pm.

$5 per person.
Registration is required.

Sign up at

Download the pdf flyer here

Thanksgiving Hike
to Ramona Dam
Friday, Nov 25 – 8:00 a.m.

Hit the trails early the day after Thanksgiving. Join docent Celeste Larson for an energizing hike through the reserve to Ramona Dam. 4.3 mile round trip. Bring plenty of water and binoculars if you have them.