Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
ElevationAscent: 754' 230 m
Descent: -754' -230 m
High: 1,347' 411 m
Low: 648' 197 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“This trail begins in the shade near a riverbed. At the end, it climbs to Ramona Dam.”— Jennifer in San Diego
Family Friendly The first 1-1.5 miles beginning at Green Valley Truck Trail is flat and shaded. Port-o-potties and picnic benches throughout makes it ideal for picnics.
The trail begins with a nice hike through a shaded flat area for about a mile to a mile and a half where you have the option to head towards Lake Poway or Lake Ramona. You may find poison oak along this area so be sure to keep children and pets on the trail. This area is very well kept with portable restrooms and picnic benches throughout the trail.
As you take the left turn to Lake Ramona, you begin an immediate incline towards the dam. You won't find trail markers after this but continue on the trail to your right. When I had a doubt I was able to use my phone to make sure I was on the correct path towards Lake Ramona–you should have cell service along this trail. Once you arrive at the sign indicating you've arrived at Lake Ramona, you'll begin the steep hike alongside the dam to the lake. You have the option to continue around the lake on the Green Valley Truck Trail for a longer hike if you are so inclined.
Have some water and a snack and be sure to snap a photo of the views! On your way down be sure to look around for beautiful views of Lake Poway in the distance opposite of Lake Ramona.
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