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


Jan-Mar 2018
Activities Flyer

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Blue Sky Hiking series

Wed, January 17 at 9:00 a.m.

7 Wednesday morning hikes culminating in a hike around Lake Poway.

Mon, January 8 at 9:00 a.m.

6 Monday morning hikes culminating in hike to Lake Ramona.

Meet at the south end of the Blue Sky parking lot. Distance will gradually increase each week. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Solar Walk Stargazine in Blue Sky
$5 per person

Join us on a journey into outer space and view of our nighttime skies! We will travel through the solar system as we hike 1.5 miles into the Reserve to meet up with Curiosity Peak Observatory Astronomers. Their powerful telescopes will be focused on a distant constellation or planet so that you can experience it up-close.

This program is suitable for all ages, and everyone should dress warmly. Space is limited.

Staggered start times between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
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Acorn Woodpecker by Sherman Suter

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Acorn Woodpecker by Sherman Suter. Photographed in Blue Sky Reserve.
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