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.