Friends of Blue Sky

Plants of Blue Sky animals of Blue Sky

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


Oct-Dec 2018
Activities Flyer

Download the full schedule (in pdf format)

Interpretive Services Park Day

Guided Hikes, crafts,
presentations and more!

Download the flyer (in pdf format)

Opt Out! Black Friday
in Blue Sky
Friday, November 23
8:00 a.m.

Shrug the shopping and come join our traditional post-Thanksgiving hike to Ramona Dam. Docent Celeste Larson will lead the 10th annual Black Friday outing... which pre-dates the #optoutside movement! About 5 miles round trip, 800+ feet elevation gain.


Fun and Fitness
Hiking Series

6 week program starting January 7 Mondays at 9:00 a.m.

ALL LEVELS OF FITNESS WELCOME Hiking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Come out and join us. What better way to meet new friends, de-stress, connect with nature, and get in shape? The fun begins at the south end of the parking lot. Distance and fitness level will gradually increase over six Monday mornings.

Photo of the Month

Acorn woodpeckers © Jonathan Williams

Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus)
by Jonathan Williams

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