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


July-September, 2016
Activites Flyer

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Become a Junior Nature Ranger! (Ages 6-10 years)
Sat., Aug. 13
8 - 10 am

A wonderful opportunity for families to share time together, and connect with nature.
Docents will lead children through a series of activities allowing them to experience nature first-hand, while having fun in the outdoors.

A Nature Ranger Certificate will be issued upon completion of activities.

This program is limited to 15 children

To sign up, or for more information, call the Blue Sky office at (858) 668-4781.

A Walk on the Wild Side
Sun, July 31 - 9 am
Sat, Aug. 20 - 9 am

Whether you’re a first time visitor or regularly hike in the canyon, head out with docent Laurie McKenzie to discover what grows in, and who lives in, in Blue Sky!

Labor Day Loop
Blue Sky/Lake Poway
Mon., Sept. 5 - 8 am

Join docent Celeste Larson and enjoy some lovely vantage points. We'll hike through Blue Sky, around Lake Poway, and back for a 5.5-mile round trip.

Moderately strenuous. Bring water, hat, and binoculars if you have them. Hike is about 2.5-hour duration.