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


Saturday, June 18
5:30 – 9 p.m.

Join us on a tour of California’s wild side through our State symbols. Meet “William” our State reptile, and enjoy cookies, lemonade and a sing-along in a woodland setting. Easy 1.25 mile hike each way.

This event is limited to 100 people.
$3 per person
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animals of Blue Sky


April-June, 2016
Activites Flyer

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Happy Mother’s Day/
Mother Nature

Sunday, May 8 - 9 am

Reflect with docent Mary Glass on the bounty of beauty and peace that is Mother Nature’s gift to us, and how we can help to preserve it.

Canines in Blue Sky

Sun., May 1, 8 am
Sun., June 5, 8 am

Don’t forget a leash, treats, and plenty of
water for you and your furry friend.

Plants of Blue Sky
Sun. April 17, 9 a.m.

A fun hike with naturalist Ale Franklin.