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Mission Trail, San Antonio

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Hike or bike and explore the religious history of San Antonio as you travel past four historic missions that have been nominated as World Heritage Sites. The trail leads you along the San Antonio River Walk through a 13 km (8 mi) stretch of rehabilitated aquatic habitat and woodland to each of the historic Catholic missions founded by Spanish Franciscan priests in the 1700s. Start at Mission Concepción, first dedicated in 1755; it's the oldest stone church in the United States that is fully unrestored yet still intact. From here, you'll move on to Mission San José, the queen of the missions, founded in 1720. This mission earned its accolade of With our custom trip planner, San Antonio attractions like Mission Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Bike rentals are easily available at many stations along the path. Rent a bike, ride to 1 or more missions or the River Walk and drop it off at any station along the way. The path is paved and well gr...  more »
  • I could review each mission but the whole bag of missions is extra special. A good value for your time. And once again it is historic and a lot of fun to see. The old days come alive here. 
  • The Mission Trail is a long walking trail suitable for those who like to exercise. The trail brings you along the river and some Missions along.