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Mission Trail

Address: San Antonio, TX (Far North Central)
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Ranked #9 of 143 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was difficult to understand how a Mission Trail outing would fit into our itinerary, even after reading many of the previous Trip Advisor reviews. First off, B-Cycle is a legitimate option if you're going to bicycle the trail. My wife and I are in relatively good shape and in our 40s. I would disagree with others who say the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

we drove through the trails! it was a rainy cold day, but none of that matters! history and beauty surrounds this trail

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this tour while my husband was at a work-meeting. The history and solemnity of the missions was brought forward by the tour guide. This was a great way to learn about the local history and I would encourage anyone visiting San Antonio for the first time to attend this tour.

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Winchester, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Walk, bike, jog, run--however you do it--just go and take in this incredible trail. It goes for miles. Pick it up where ever you like. Bike rentals are available at electronic pay stations.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Thanks to the convenience of San Antonio's bike share program, B-cycle, my hubby and I biked a 15 mile round trip for $10/person from the Alamo as far south as the dam (where we got hungry and decided to turn around). The Mission Trail is simply envy worthy with it's beautiful scenery, rolling hills, and of course, the Missions, which... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Traveled on a whim to see The Alamo. We had never heard of the other missions. They were so beautiful and some more impressive than The Alamo. So glad we didn't miss it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The work done to connect all the Missions along the San Antonio River is beautiful. To see the history and beauty associated with the Mission Trails is a must to any visitor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We rented bikes at the Blue Star bike shop near Halcyon coffee house and it was $15 for half a day. Nice bikes. A better deal than the Bcycle stations because with those, you have to "dock up" every 30 minutes or you get extra fees. This is an almost all asphalt trail, not too hilly, that runs along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I visited the mission trail in august of 2014 and enjoyed it so much we made it a part of our trip in December 2014. You should plan a full day so as not to rush. I recommend the rental bikes, it's a short ride between missions along a nearly new concrete bike path connecting all the missions along the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We took the B bikes along the trail. Thank goodness it was a beautiful day. We love that you can check the bikes in and out of their lock banks so that you never have to pay a cent to use them if you are within the 30 minute check point. The day was beautiful and we saw all the... More 

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