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Mission Trail

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Neighbourhood: Far North Central
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Address: San Antonio, TX
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+1 210-932-1001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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Bike to Missions

The Mission Trail is perfect for a bicycle adventure! Rent bikes at Blue Moon Plaza (either at bike shop or city p/u/drop off racks). Nice flat trails good for the whole family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mission Trail is perfect for a bicycle adventure! Rent bikes at Blue Moon Plaza (either at bike shop or city p/u/drop off racks). Nice flat trails good for the whole family. There are some street crossings so be careful with little ones. Be good to take a picnic but there are many restaurants along the way. Bring water if... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked from Mission San Jose to Mission San Juan and back, around 6 miles. The paved river walk makes for easy walking, mostly flat, nice view of the river with a few historical sights marked. Mission San Juan made a nice turn around point with some interesting ruins, rest rooms, and water. We were lucky it was a cool cloudy... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We biked this and it was a beautiful trail right along the river. Very clean and well taken care of.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to ride your bike. Wide paved trail with scenic views of the river access to historic Missions including a UNESCO world heritage site. A few gentle hill but disable for riders of any ability. You can rent bikes at several locations along the trail if you're in from out of town. The north end runs through downtown with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have biked most of the mission trail. What a great job the city of San Antonio has done in these bike trails. Of course you could walk parts too. We brought our own bikes, to rent them seemed too expensive for more than a day.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned ahead to to the Mission Trail starting out on foot from our hotel to the Alamo then onward to all four missions. I estimated that it would take us 5 hours to complete the hike covering over 10 miles. It was awesome and well worth the effort as you really see the city. We stopped in at a... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting San Antonio you must take the time to visit the missions along the Mission Trail. The story is compelling and architecture is breathtaking! It takes about three hours, but all free and easy to navigate. So many beautiful things to see and experience!

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Ellington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I rented bikes and rode the Missions Trail. It was great! The path was super nice. The scenery along the river amazing! Got to see a lot of different birds. Do not think, like me, that it is just a 6 mile ride. The missions are off the trails a short distance. You must go see them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course you will want to visit the mission, but this is also a great trail to bike and hike. There are plenty of rest spots and some picnic areas to enjoy along the way. You can rent bikes to use along this path or bring your own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place to start your educational process for the missions in San Antonio, including the Alamo. No charge to visit, try to catch the movie on the bottom of the hour, then join a ranger tour at the top of the hour. Spending time st the visitor center here will help you understand how the Spanish assimilated the local population.

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