53 reviews of Lake Poway Trail "This was a great hike and a great workout. Woodson Hike By Ramana Katragadda - June 15, 2009 This hike, which is probably the most popular route to Potato Chip Rock, starts at the Lake Poway park in Poway, CA. The Lake Poway Loop Trail offers you and your pup the chance to get outside and enjoy a non-crowded, dog-friendly hike that'll satisfy your wanderlust! Estimated time: 6-8 hours. "There is an 8ish mile hike from Lake Poway recreational park (with a parking fee of $10 for non-resident cars, 6AM to sunset)." The Weekend Hike: Blue Sky Reserve to Ramona Lake is on Saturday February 23, 2019. When I arrived at Lake Poway Park just a little before 7:30 a.m., there were plenty of parking spaces but cars were constantly coming in. After about a mile of gently undulating terrain on well-maintained trail, take a … From the half-way point at the top of Lake Ramona, you'll enjoy panoramic views of Lake Poway as well. Even little 4 lb Mimi did the entire 5 miles, Muphy the Great Dane was having a hard time keeping up with her! Lake Poway Park Rangers Email Us Location 14644 Lake Poway Road Poway, CA 92064 Map Directions Lake Poway Office 858-668-4772 Fax: 858-668-1231 Lake Poway Concession 858-668-4778 Wednesday-Sunday 6:00 AM The trail is half dirt fire road and half single track and has a few steep hills, but you have beautiful views of the lake for most of the hike! 14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA, 92064 Week ending: 22 December 2019 Water Temperature: 62 For more information please contact the Ranger at 858-668-4772 Lake Poway Hours: 6:00 AM-4:45 PM. The trailhead for this hike can be found at the Lake Poway Staging Area on the west side of Lake Poway. My goal was to hike through Blue Sky, up to Lake Poway, and then join the Mt. Lake Poway Loop is a 3.2 mile hike. It is easy to hike to the Lake Ramona dam. The elevation gain from the east side (Ramona CalFire station) is 1,200 feet. Woodson / Potato Chip Rock Hike, Poway, CA ” danaelizabethx says: November 26, 2017 at 6:32 am looks like a great hike! Illustrates Ramana's Mt. Although unlike Lake Poway, which starts out the Woodson trail, Lake Ramona is at the end of the Blue Sky Preserve trail and in my opinion a much more radiant Lake due to its naturally barren scenic surroundings and a very Located 16 miles northeast of San Diego California. The way to Lake Poway I call a miniature Iron Mountain and try way to Lake Ramona is like a mini Mt. Hike - Blue Sky Preserve & Lake Poway, Apr 3, 2019 Hike - Cottonwood Creek Falls - May 31, 2017 Hike - Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary - Oct 16, 2019 Hike - Lakeside Linkage Trail - Mar 27, 2019 Ramona Grasslands Preserve Turn left at sign pointing to Lake Ramona, following the road (trail). The description is great, but the elevation gain from Lake Poway to the top of Mt Woodson is 1,800 feet (not 900). If you choose to head up, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and a lot more of San Diego County. Otherwise, you will not be able to register for races or use other functionality of the website. Lake Poway Loop Trail is 2.5 miles long and considered moderate difficulty. Trails are heavily used and well-signed for easy navigation. Last year they started offering limited camping in the spring and fall, as well. Elevation gain: About 400 feet. The Eventful, yet Efficient Mt. Great rock climbing (boulders) on the The park has bathrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of … The proper hike from the bottle of Lake Poway, the Poway Wilderness Picnic Area Trail is 8 miles, so it will take 3-4 hours. Great hike! Once at the top overlooking Lake Ramona, you can choose to walk down and hang out by the water, or you can head back the way you came. Woodson trail, go past all of the tourists taking photos at Potato Chip rock; cross the summit, and go down on the Ramona side to your car. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve Hike to Lake Ramona, Poway, CA → 2 thoughts on “ Mt. First, I called my dad: “Hey Dad, I’m going hiking alone and wanted to let you know so you can alert the authorities if I get eaten by a mountain lion.” “If you see a mountain lion Woodson and walk down through the Lake Poway Lake Ramona Po w a y R d . 26 BLUE SKY TO LAKE RAMONA TRAIL 26 15 104 60 hikes within 60 miles: san diego Espola Rd. Most people park at Lake Poway for $10 (7 total miles) or the more adventurous will hike from the blue sky ecological reserve for free ( 10 miles ) but those looking for the shortest hike will Hiked up to Ramona Lake on the Blue Sky Trail with a couple friends. 01/20/19 I had a fun hike around lake Poway to find some trout. Google Earth: Blue Sky Reserve to Ramona Dam Distance: 5.29 miles.Elevation Gain: 818 feet.Time to Complete: 1.5 -2 hours.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. The dam is owned by the City of Poway and was constructed between 1970 and 1972 with the purpose of storing and supplying water, and providing recreational facilities to the community. Our hike today took us along Blue Sky Reserve up to Lake Poway. Currently boating, … Head southeast on the Lake Poway Trail which winds along the southern shore of the lake. There is not much coverage on the ascent up and at the Dam so be aware of hiking in the heat at Blue Sky. Woodson Hiking Experieince with a group covering 17.3 miles in 5:00 hours which include Lake Ramona and Route 67 trails as well. It begins with a flat shaded hike, before reaching a steep incline after about 1.5 miles heading up to Lake Ramona. Woodson Read more 01/24/2020 Sunshine L. Sunshine L. Nice trails with dense oak trees along a creek. Hike through Blue Sky towards Lake Poway; turn up the Mt. It's a … Wednesday night was also a full moon night, and I thought it would be interesting to summit Mt. Didn't see much and when I saw one, I couldn't catch it. Portable toilets at both Lake Ramona at trailhead. With all the poison oak we’d seen, numerous Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we explored the next trail on my winter hike wishlist. If you take the back route, the hike is only 3.75 miles – in and out – or 5.5 miles as a loop. Trail starts going through a grove of old oaks, pass the trailhead marked Lake Poway. HAZ uses cookies Lake Poway has offered family camping nights for years during the summer. Around 1.1 miles we came to a shaded picnic area, complete with a mid-hike port-a-potty. Hike one of Poway's beautiful trails that takes you along Lake Poway and into Blue Sky Reserve 14644 Lake Poway Rd. Lake Poway is a dam and reservoir in Poway, California, United States. April and November are the best months to enjoy this hike. There are three ways to hike this trail. Estimated distance: 9-13 miles. Lake Ramona, Poway, CA Blue Sky Ecological Reserve Hike: Hiker Therapy Great views of shimmering Lake Ramona and the surround mountainous scenery of the area. of course I brought the drone for your enjoyment. We continued straight. In order to use RunSignup, your browser must accept cookies. The right amount of uphill and downhill terrain. Location: Poway, CA I packed plenty of water for both of us as I knew there would be no shade on this hike. The trail The Kilauea Lava Flow Hike The Kilauea Lava Flow Hike Volcano, Hawai'i Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Elevation: 643 feet. We went the whole way around the lake! 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