Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that any of these fun places we may visit, we are a guest at. Please treat both businesses and trails with the utmost respect. We here at Hidden San Diego follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail, please do your part to help remove it. Remember, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. Happy adventures!
14644 Lake Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 668-4778
Hike: 4.8 miles out and back Elevation Gain: 160 feet Level: Moderate
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
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Nestled in the hills of Poway, Lake Poway offers annual community events, fishing and boating, an extensive trail system, picnicking, softball, summer day camps, and more. The lake serves as the water supply for Poway residents and has provided excellent outdoor recreation opportunities for the entire community since 1972. There is a man-made dam connecting the lake to the reserve.
Personal Experience: First off, if you are like me and prefer to hike not only for exercise but also for beauty, go in the spring! It gets HOT here in the summer and a lot of the greenery and flowers you see in these photos dies off. With that said, I don't find this trip particularly exciting but it is a good hike for endurance with a pretty view and a lake.
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