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.

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

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

animals of Blue Sky


October thru December
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Thanksgiving Hike
to Ramona Dam
Friday, November 27 – 8 a.m.

Hit the trails early the day after Thanksgiving. Join naturalist 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.

Blue Sky’s Flora and Fauna
Sunday, November 29 – 9 a.m.

Explore the animals and plants of Blue Sky’s habitats on a fun hike with naturalist Ale Franklin.