Safety and Hiking Tips

To ensure your safety and enjoyment, and that of other park visitors:
  • Allow for frequent shaded rest stops.
  • Carry a cell phone, and whistle, if possible.
  • Do not hike alone. Use the buddy system.
  • It is important to keep hydrated. Drinking water is available in the parking lot.
  • Keep your dog on a leash of 6 feet or less at all times. Bring water for your pet.
  • Portable restrooms are located in the parking lot and 1 mile from the trail head in the outdoor classroom.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear a high factor sunscreen. Cover as much of body in lightweight clothing as possible. Wear a hat and sunglasses.
  • Remember to carry ID. Include any relevant medical information.
  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. Do not wear headphones.
  • Stay on marked trails at all times. This is natural habitat and many different animals live here. Rattlesnakes and mountain lions are in the area.
  • Try not to hike during hottest part of the day.
  • Wear appropriate closed-toe shoes with suitable traction
If you see anything suspicious, notify the Blue Sky Office or call the Poway Sheriff at 858-513-2800.

Possible Dangers