Best trails in Lake Poway Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Lake Poway Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Nestled in the hills of Poway, the Lake Poway Recreation Area not only serves as the water supply for residents, but also has provided exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities since 1972. Get hooked on fishing and boating, head up the mountain on a hike, take aim at archery, or enjoy a leisurely picnic. Park closes at sunset.

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#1 - Potato Chip Rock via Mt. Woodson Trail
Lake Poway Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
One of the most popular trails for photo ops and scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, this steep and narrow hike up to Potato Chip Rock and Mount Woodson summit is a must-do for locals and visitors alikShow more
#2 - Lake Poway Loop Trail
Lake Poway Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Lake Poway Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Poway, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#3 - Blue Sky Reserve to Mount Woodson Trail
Lake Poway Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Blue Sky Reserve to Mount Woodson Trail is a 9.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Poway, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offeShow more
#4 - Lake Poway and Lake Ramona to Mount Woodson Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Lake Poway Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 46 m
Starting at Poway Lake Park, pass the dam wall and walk down into Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, then take the dirt road to Lake Ramona. Continue up the road to the right until you see a dirt track headShow more