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Mission Trail

San Antonio, TX (Harlandale)
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Ranked #15 of 202 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

goof for biking, kayaking, running, walking, fishing, visiting, skating....you can do almost anything here!

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is NOT a short walking trail. Take your bikes if you're in good shape OR you can drive it. Takes you through all the San Antonio Missions. Well worth the trip.

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Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Alamo is nothing now but a tourist trap. Skip it and instead go out to the missions that are much less crowded and more in their original forms. If time only permits one or two of these, I recommend Concepción or San José. It is difficult to travel to those on public transportation, but not impossible. Even with a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The mission trail is great for running and bicycling. The trail has been improved significantly and isa very nice with well paved trails.

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Bertram, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I recommend starting at the farthest one south and working toward the Alamo. Interesting to see how things changed as the land became more populated. There are sometimes tours within the individual missions which we might hang around with and then more on. When you get to the Alamo you will see the map with lights of how the town... More

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Walton, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We followed from (1) end to the other,..great experience..Sometimes hard to follow the signs, so get a map at the first mission you stop at and follow the trail..

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Google kept getting us lost, but we found our way to three of them with the map. They are definitely worth seeing so go the extra mile to find your way to as many as you can handle.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The trails are great and they seem to really be keeping up with their upkeep. You're able to get quite a ways on the same trail which is great. There are also bikes at different points throughout that you can rent. Shade and water fountains are few and far between so be sure to bring a bottle of water and... More

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Huntsville, Texas, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A good GPS helps find the attractions winding through the south side of San Antonio but it's worth it. Texas Revolutionary battle sites, the earliest Spanish missions still standing, an aqueduct system to provide essential irrigation water for crops and beautiful mission churches make the search worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very interesting! We drove by car and I don't see how anyone would be able to bicycle or walk this! Mission San Juan is a must see! Make sure to go inside and visit the Park Rangers! They have activity books for the kids to fill out as you tour!

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