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Mission Trail

San Antonio, TX
+1 210-932-1001
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bike ride” (18 reviews)
“bike shop” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
San Antonio, TX
Far North Central
+1 210-932-1001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the history of the missions. I have been there at least 5 times. All of the missions are each interesting in their own way and the diversity of design is cool. Mission San Francisco de la Espada has a very unique door and...More

Thank MizKittyMc
Reviewed 5 days ago

My 2nd time doing the Mission Trail, but really got to spend a lot more time this time around! We used the San Antonio public bus and their $2.75 day pass, what a GREAT deal!

Thank traveldivaaficionado
Reviewed 1 week ago

A splendid day in San Antonio can be spent hiking the Mission Trail. Sure, it’s easier to drive from chapel to chapel, but you’ll miss a neighborhood or two, the hustling, bustling charm of one of the 10 largest cities in the US, and the...More

Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hundreds of years old, it is a testimony to the devotion and determination of the Spanish Missionary colonialism. Another example of a remarkable policy of conquest via religious conversion

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you walk, run, or bike this trail, it's a great workout, scenic, clean, well kept ! Spent a week in San Antonio, our RV park was 100 yards from the entry to this trail which allowed us to bike and run on the trail...More

Thank Tnrunrgrl262
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started on foot walking around then decided to rent the bikes. Which was a whole lot easier and cooler than walking. Got some great pictures of historic sites and nature.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the weather is appropriate, I highly recommend doing the Mission Trail on a bike. For starters, I rented a cruiser bike from Blue Star Bike Shop. Blue Star was fantastic and made the process easy and affordable. From their location, the furthest mission was...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With just over 10 miles of walking - this trail connects all four of the historic missions of the river. The trail is nearly all concrete path - very wide. Only a small stretch on the east side of the river between San Juan and...More

Thank Tpmelancon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The missions trial has about four mission properties supervised by the National Park Services. the Alamo is supervised by the state of Texas. You can drive to each of the mission properties and there is free parking.

Thank Andi55_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 4 missions along the mission trail. The missions are separated by about 2 miles each. Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada are wonderful and free to see. Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion were my favorite. My husband...More

Thank M J
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Victor G
30 March 2017|
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Response from aussiebill42 | Reviewed this property |
You could use Uber to get from one mission to next but best way would be to rent a bike
Terrance Y
21 January 2017|
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Response from ZinnHouston | Reviewed this property |
Sorry--haven't tried bicycle on these routes--tough enough by car. It depends on what your priorities are...mine have been to show others the missions (overview) and to spend a little time at each. So preferred approach... More
Nancy W
2 October 2016|
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Response from dkmkakektk | Reviewed this property |
should be easy to do.