Friends of Blue Sky

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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

Blue Sky Reserve is now open for hiking.

The previously closed Torretto Trail and Creekside Trail are now open to one-way hiking only.

The County of San Diego’s public health order is still in effect. Please follow these mandatory protocols while using City of Poway trails.

Maintain social distancing at all times.
Keep 6 feet from anyone not in your household.

A face covering is needed if you are within 6 feet of anyone not in your household.

Do not use trails if you have a cough or fever.

City staff will monitor trail use.
The Poway Sheriff’s Station will enforce public health orders as needed.

Thank you for understanding in this difficult time.

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Photo of the Month

Riders enjoying spring weather in Blue Sky. Terry Albert on Ljomi, an Icelandic horse,
and Edna Pollock on Mr. Big, a quarter horse. Photo by Annie Ransom.

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