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 Game, and the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation with support from the nonprofit Friends of Blue Sky Canyon.

Trail maps are available at the concession stand at Lake Poway or from Poway City Hall.

For information about Blue Sky, and any of the following activities, please contact Interpretive Services Coordinator Annie Ransom at

(858) 668-4781 or via email at

· Schedule a school tour or classroom outreach program

· Schedule a tour for groups and scout troops

· Make reservations for interpretive programs

· Find out about volunteer opportunities


animals of Blue Sky


Weekly docent-led hikes:
April thru June, 2015

Activities include:
Docent-led dog-walking group
Guided photography sessions
Plant and animal tours

Download schedule here (pdf)

Saturday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m.

While you are asleep, Blue Sky comes alive! Join entomologist Michael Klein in the Reserve after dark. We’ll catch, identify, and release back into the wild many of Blue Sky’s night-time inhabitants.

This event is limited to 50 people.
$3 per person
Sign up at

Read the annual bird count results from Jan. 2015
Download the pdf file


Friends Of Blue Sky Canyon
cobweb thistle
coyote goldenstar Red tailed hawk Blue-eyed grass