Getting Around - Auto, Bus, Hike, Bike
Roadways connect each site in this mostly urban park. The Mission Riverwalk has a driving route from downtown to Mission Espada, the southernmost mission site in the park. Complete signage is not in place, so ask at each site for directions to the next mission.
The Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail may temporarily close due to high water. Click here to go to the Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail page.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. There is an electric vehicle charging station at Mission San José. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy.
Physical Location of Each Mission
Mission San José
Did You Know?
that the Spanish cornered the market on cochineal, a bug that produces a vivid red color, early in the Spanish colonial period? British officer coats, with which every American school child is familar, were dyed using cochineal.