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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” (8 reviews)
“rented bikes” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
San Antonio, TX
Far North Central
+1 210-932-1001
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have been visiting San Antonio since Hemisphere in '68 and I finally did the mission trail, Make it a part of any visit to San Antonio,

Thank KjunCelt
Reviewed 19 May 2016

You need to make sure you go to all the Missions to get a view of the influence the Padres had on settling the new world It is fabulous how they built these Missions and taught the Indians the skill of farming.

Thank vance950
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place can be enjoyed if you bring your bike, sunscreen and water to enjoy the ride, parking is fairly easy and should be done during the day since it looked weird when the sun was going down. Not for people that are not in...More

2  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The mission trail is an awesome hike/bike trail. If you start at the south end, it is very empty (no people). As you get towards summer it can also be very hot so bring a hat and sun screen. If you are in good shape,...More

2  Thank brianlaw
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We did the mission trail and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were volunteers at the various missions to share a variety of historical information and ALL of the missions were beautifully kept.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a must to do in San Antonio after the downtown Rver Walk . The trail has a very nice large smooth surface , winding through beautiful small gardens , along the San Antonio River . Parking is easy along the trail . We...More

2  Thank jardinpr
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Spent the most time at the most famous one of all, The Alamo but you have to see the rest. Mission San Jose is the most complete and gives you the best idea of how life was like back then. All of them had their...More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Only UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific & Cultural Organization) in the state of Texas, the 5 San Antonio Missions are something every visitor to San Antonio should see. The Alamo is by far the most visited of the 5 old Spanish Missions and far too...More

Thank H1510FAwilliams
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We had rented a car while in San Antonio, so we could drive the tour. They also have bikes for rent so you can ride the tour. Each Mission has maps and there are multiple road signs to direct you to the next mission. All...More

1  Thank Always_local_food
Reviewed 26 April 2016

It was amazing to see how well built these were. It is wonderful how they have been able to preserve the sites. San Jose Mission was impressive and gave a true visual of life and workmanship in those days. Highly recommend

Thank ladyice1725
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Victor G
29 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
1 October 2016|
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Response from dkmkakektk | Reviewed this property |
should be easy to do.