So bring plenty of water, The steep hike was not worth the views but good cardio. This trip is about 10 miles round-trip, with ~2350' altitude gain and loss. This is a good spot to sit, take in the view and have something to munch on before making your way back down to the dam and back down the road. ... After about 1.5 miles, take a left at a junction, and the trail gets noticeably steeper as you climb toward Lake Ramona. There are bathrooms near the trailhead and there are also bathrooms along the main trail as it goes through the oaks ( Green valley Truck Trail) and the Poway Lake Trail. Blue Sky Trail to Lake Ramona DOI: 10.2126/HGS476-005 Poway, CA -- Oak woodland, riparian habitat, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral lend variety to this oasis near the suburbs of Poway. Awesome. Sure enough I found what looked like a old service road going up the side of the hill and decided to follow it to its end over looking the northern side of the dam. This area can get really hot once you make your way out of the shade of the oak trees and up towards the dam. The lovely Bird Song Lake reminds you of something out of a storybook. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve To Mt. The trail starts with just over a mile down a dirt road to the turn off for the Lake Poway loop trail. Blue Sky Reserve Trailhead. I also decided to do this on a day when it was 97 degrees out so maybe I’m just a little bitter haha! Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. It wasn’t until I bent down to get a better angle on him that he seemed to be upset that he couldn’t see me anymore and coiled up a little. Blue Sky Eco Reserve to Ramona Lake!!! Keep your eyes open for these snakes while hiking. You can see the terraced mountain side where it looks like there used to be some avocado groves. Note that the the road becomes Espola Road and the Summerfield intersection. Overview Individual Trip Writeups. In that spirit, I went to Blue Sky Ecological Reserve the other night. In order to use RunSignup, your browser must accept cookies. It is easy to hike to the Lake Ramona dam. This is a great place to take in the view and if you are more adventurous you can keep following the Green Valley Truck Trail around the northern side of the Dam. Saw a legitimate BALD EAGLE fly over the lake!!!!! Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 8:00 AM: The description of the event, (MODERATE-HARD) Blue Sky to Ramona Lake Trail Hike in Poway, is available only to members. Turn left at the Lake Ramona fork as the trail begins a gradual ascent. Lake Ramona via Lake Poway-min read. On A Personal Note: The trail leading up to Lake Ramona offers two lakeside views close to the heart of San Diego. The Green Valley Truck Trail is the primary trail in the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The climb is steady and, at times, steep so expect a good workout if you plan to go past the first mile of the trail. description: Residential mountain town in the San Diego mountains, with antique shops & plenty restaurants. The road winding its way up from Blue Sky Reserve towards the Ramona Dam. In order to use RunSignup, your browser must accept cookies. Brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, the songs of birds, and the tree-lined … Blue Sky-Ramona Lake Hiking trail in Green Valley, California (United States). This tranquil setting above Blue Sky affords incredible views of Poway and beyond. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700 acre canyon just north of Lake Poway, containing a beautiful mix of riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub and chaparral habitats. Lake Poway; Blue Sky Ecological Reserve; Ramona Grasslands Preserve; Palomar County Park; ramona campgrounds. Access is available through the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve. Looking down at the Ramona Dam with Mt Woodson and Lake Poway in the background. Lake Poway to Lake Ramona is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Poway, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. You can park at 16313 Espola Road, Poway, CA and from there hike 3 miles up to the top of the lake’s dam. Did this a couple weeks ago and it was actually a great workout, the incline before the lake was tough! The climb is steady and, at times, steep so expect a good workout if you plan to go past the first mile of the trail. Head east as Rancho Bernardo Road turns into Espola Road. Lake Poway Recreation area and the Mt Woodson Trail. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The lake is closed off and you can’t reach it at all. Fully trained Docents offer hands-on experiences to identify and observe plants and animals, resource preservation activities, and programs. Feeling a little more adventurous I made may around the towards the northern side of the dam because I wanted to see if there was a way to get up on the first hill side and get a better view of the area. There are no fees to fish at Lake Ramona, but a valid California Sport Fishing License is required for all anglers 16 years of age or older. BSER is managed by the California Department of Fish and Game, County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Poway, and the nonprofit Friends of Blue Sky Canyon. You can park at 16313 Espola Road, Poway, CA and from there hike 3 miles up to the top of the lake’s dam. note that the road becomes espola Road at the summerfield intersection. the Lake is so beautiful, Ellie Lane Trail to Iron Mountain Trail Loop, Rattlesnake Creek to Tooth Rock Loop Trail, Fletcher Point from Rancho Bernardo Community Park, Lake Poway and Lake Ramona to Mount Woodson Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]. Poway. Blue Sky Reserve to Ramona Lake Trail - California | AllTrails Decided to go on a Tuesday, around 8am. It is estimated that millions of walleye are caught in our area each year. Pretty empty trail with not a lot of shade especially once you reach the uphill portion. Blue Sky to Ramona Lake is a well maintained trail. It's flat and shaded. Brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, the songs of birds, and the tree-lined … And a mule deer, quails, geese, various plant species everywhere. Starting down the road and main trail ( Green Valley Truck Trail) for Blue Sky. Black Canyon is located down 8 miles of dirt truck road in the Cleveland National Forest. Level: Easy to Medium Intensity, Directions: The easiest way to get to the start of this hike would be to head to the 15 freeway, north or south, but you want to get to the Rancho Bernardo Road Exit and take Rancho Bernardo Road east. Woodson Via Lake Poway Trail, Mt. It begins with a flat shaded hike, before reaching a steep incline after about 1.5 miles heading up to Lake Ramona. 5 Miles. A good sign to back off and let him be. Bring plenty of water & make sure to go early to beat the heat! New to Blue Sky Cabin Rentals in August 2019, we introduce Bird Song Lake. Quick, but steep trail. The first 1.5 miles of trail winds its way through the oaks and is pretty easy before it starts making its way up towards the Ramona Dam. Woodson open-space area is on the east, and Lake Ramona is on the north. 20160710_DSC6043BlueSky note that the road becomes espola Road at the summerfield intersection. Time to Complete: 1.5 -2 hours. 1 coyote Lot of tree frogs. However, running up the incline, that’s another story! 4-5 foot rattle snake coiling up a little on the road up to Ramona Dam. Woodson Trail, Fry-Koegel Trail, Ridge Trail To Mt. I went there to try a new place and see what it was all about. The last mile is a bit of a slog up to the top of the dam. Access is available through the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre canyon. Is this a kid friendly hike: Yes this hike is kid friendly. About 1/4 a mile into the hike you will come across the Creekside Trail ( although I have yet to ever see a creek running here). Lake Poway gates open at 6 a.m. daily and are closed and locked at sunset. Oct 8, 2015 - Hiking San Diego with Dogs. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. More fun at treat for eyes and taste buds can be found at the Hamburger Factory Restaurant 14122 Midland Road (N32 58.207 W117 02.167) From Blue Sky turn left on Espola Rd Drive approximately 3 miles and turn right on Twin Peaks. The trail here is more exposed, so make sure you have appropriate sun protection and plenty of water. By the time I had gotten to that area the 4-5 foot long rattle snake was making his way across the road. The 5 mile round trip from Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot to the top of Lake Ramona Reservoir and back involves an … Lake Hodges Lake Poway S a n t a Y s a b e l C r e e k Poway e Ramona Escondido ... BLUE SKY ECOLOGICAL RESERVE San Diego County ´ 0 2 Miles January 2019 - WLB Blue Sky Ecological Reserve Approximately 15 mi to San Diego Cleveland National Forest Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve Approximately 27 mi to Temecula Gr en Va l y I was not disappointed when on my way down some guy warned me about the big rattle snake on the side of the road just ahead. The first part of the trail is shaded with large trees this helps a lot because the second half of the trail does not have any shade. The Reserve is bordered by permanent open space except for the urban area on the west: Lake Poway is on the south, the Mt. Lake Ramona was built in the 1980's as a storage facility to provide inexpensive water for local agricultural needs as well as an emergency storage in case a shortage should arise. Espola will keep heading east and then hit a right bend, right after the bend in the road you should see the entrance for the Blue Sky Reserve on your left hand side. The first portion of this hike is great. Easy Beautiful view at the top! I have yet to every hear one rattle, so keep your eyes open not just your ears. I left for Blue Sky Ecological REserver at about 4:30 pm. Otherwise, you will not be able to register for races or use other functionality of the website. Blue Sky. Distance 2.4 miles from the trail head, round trip 4.8 miles. Download its GPS track and follow the itinerary on a map. Green Valley Truck Trail at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve to Ramona Lake. When you turn left to go up to the lake, the trail is exposed and has much more of an incline, especially the part right before the lake (that bit is on asphalt and not particularly pretty). Once you have made your way to the trailhead for Blue Sky Reserve. With an appropriate licence you can fish in the lake. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve Trailhead Address: 16275 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064 Directions: From I-15, take exit 24, Rancho Bernardo Road. Pretty soon the road starts to make its way under the oak tree canopy as it winds its way through the Blue Sky Reserve. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. Lot of tree frogs. Fishing doesn't get any better than this! The GVTT stretches for approximately 1.2 level miles, but if you're looking for a great workout, turn left at the sign post to Ramona Dam and begin an uphill ascent to Lake Ramona. 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