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Mission Trail

San Antonio, TX (Harlandale)
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Ranked #12 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a little far out on the southside of SA and you drive from mission to mission. Each mission has something nice about it. I feel peaceful when I go out to see these spots. I haven't notice any tour guides but they might be there. You don't really need one.

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Denton, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You can see all four of San Antonio's missions in a half a day (not including the Alamo) but that is probably more missions than you'd want to see. My favorites are Espada and San Juan de Capistrano; Concepcion has the best-preserved church. San Jose was ineptly restored. The signage to help navigate along the route is good... a car... More

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I run and or bike here almost daily. It's safe, clean, and well-maintained. Most of the drinking fountains work and there is a ton of wildlife. Today, I helped a small (2 inch) turtle cross the trail before he got squashed by a biker or something. Be sure to spend some time here and relax by the river, away from... More

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Boscawen, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Saw the Alamo in town then drove to the others. Took about 4 hours to stroll around each & take beautiful pictures. Well worth the visit as all are different. Park rangers & stall answered questions.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Recently the Mission Trail has been improved quite a bit ,the bike and walking paths have been cleaned and fixed making it enjoyable as you go from one mission to another,it's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a must see and do when in San Antonio, historical and good exercise too! It is fun to bike or walk or run, and see the missions on the way, you all need to see it!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

traveling to all the different missions was an all day excursion. What a fun thing to do on a sunny day in May while in San Antonio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Visited this national historic park on a recent trip to San Antonio. Well worth it, and a wonderful way to spend a day taking in the rich history of the region.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

You must bike the Mission trail! San Antonio knows how to build and maintain hiking and biking trails. A must see for any outdoor enthusiast visiting San Antonio. Don't worry if you don't have a bike as you can rent one by the hour, 1/2 day or whole day. You'll want to ride a minimum of 1/2 day

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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Spent a Saturday afternoon following the well marked Mission Trail. Nice exhibits detailing history of the missions and even got to purchase some fired glass jewelry at our last stop.

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