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, Feb 5, 8 a.m.
Sunday, Mar 5, 8 a.m.

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.

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Sat., Feb 25, 9 a.m.
Sat. March 25, 9 a.m .

Enjoy a hike with docent Kathy Reading as she introduces you to many medicinal and edible plants in Blue Sky.


animals of Blue Sky


Jauary-March 2017
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Solar walk March 5 at Blue Sky Reserve

Solar Walk & Stargazing

Sat., March 4 - $5 per person

Staggered start times between
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Join us on a journey into outer space and view of our nighttime skies! We will travel through the solar system as we hike 1.5 miles into the Reserve to meet up with Oceanside Photo and Telescope. Their powerful telescopes will be focused on a distant constellation or planet so that you can experience it up-close.

This program is suitable for all ages, and everyone should dress warmly. Space is limited.

Staggered start times between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

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