Lake Poway Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Poway, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Did this hike and also added Ramona reservior. Nice stroll around the lake.
Nice wide trail with bathrooms along the way. Almost no shade, bring water. My wife and I walked at a nice easy pace. It took us about an hour and ten minutes.
Good workout. This loop is always less populated than the trail up to potato chip rock. Wear a hat and bring extra water - it's hot!
Great views and lots of route options.
Great hike, lots of path variations. Also connects to lake Ramona!
Tougher than I thought! But a good loop.. a bit of foot traffic and little shade. Cool views!
Not as easy as I thought. Big dip down below the Dam. Good exercise with pup.
Nice hour hike, whichever way you choose to go. The section behind the dam is most difficult but it's not hard - every time I hike this I see kids in flip flops negotiating it (not mine, but hey! They're there).
Love taking my horses here. Great staging area for trailers, with horse water. If you live in Poway the entrance is free. At the bottom of the damn instead of heading back around go towards the Blue Sky Trail and there's a great area under the trees for a picnic and the ability to tie your horses to the trees.
Fun hike. Really easy, pretty short, but great views. Good for dogs too. Gets warm.
Good trail with awesome views. We took 4 kids (ages 1-4) and they had a blast. Just the right distance. The sandy spots made for some unexpected upper body work when we had to carry it with a toddler up the hills, but it would have been fine with a proper jogger.
Good trail around lake with some elevation change.
Well maintained trail, with moderate grade. Take the West Loop Trail and Sumac trail to add miles to your walk. The views of the lake are great! Most hikers here are local and friendly. Bring lots of water.
A nice moderate run with a good burnout hill to start on the counter clockwise route and some nice switchbacks at the end. Overall a fairly moderate run. Iron Mountain is a more challenging run but you can't beat the scenery at Lake Poway...
This hike is literally as it shows. A 3mile loop around the lake, however do not let it fool you. If you refer to the northern section of the route, you will find multiple switch-backs mixed with inclination and declination. If you take this route in the warmer months be sure too bring ample water for everyone, you will quickly find it is not as simple as it appears.