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Great hike up to the dam.

Great hike up, up and up to the dam...the last steep part is blacktop but push through it. View is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandy R
Poway, California
Great Birding and Hiking

My husband and I were looking for something fun to do on our last day of a California vacation with... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Linda W
North Andover, Massachusetts
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hike up, up and up to the dam...the last steep part is blacktop but push through it. View is worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandy R
Reviewed October 7, 2018

My husband and I were looking for something fun to do on our last day of a California vacation with a lot of driving and found this place which turned out to be great for birding in addition to giving us the exercise we were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda W
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I've done this hike several times, it's so beautiful. It's easy until you get to the incline but it's worth it once you get up there. Just take your time if you're a novice hiker and you'll be fine

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maria G
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed fly fishing in Lake Ramona. It was wonderful sunny day with blue sky and water is very clear water. Fish aren’t big but beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank H2310MT_
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is a great way to introduce the kids to nature! Flat and shady path. Also, a bonus path near the waters edge for exploring frogs and such.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Barb20152016
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Blue Sky Reserve is a great place to take a walk with or without your dog. The road follows an ephemeral stream until it opens up into chaparral. You can hike 1.5 miles each way on the mostly flat valley dirt and gravel road or...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Teresanorris
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

If you are a serious hiker, try this. Go with two cars and two people, and park a car on the Ramona side of Mt. Woodson on Hwy 67. It's easy to find; just look for all of the cars parked along the highway. Next,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank nadojeff
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Great parking and a beautiful trail through the gully shaded by the oaks is what to go for. There are connections to other trails that offer vigorous opportunities for all the hiking you could ever want.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank lakedude3794
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

And they were! What a gorgeous day! The hike to Ramona Lake was steep in some ares and nice walking up. The temperature was perfect. Im sure this hike is undoable in the summer even if ther is a lot of shade. Not for small...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Kimberly64
Reviewed December 6, 2016

I like this hike because its close and easy. It used to be much more scenic before our fires, but it's still nice to get outside. If you have kids, know there is a lot of poison oak along the sides of the trail in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank mishywishy2016
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