How to Get Around / Cómo viajar
Two to Three Miles Apart.
There are four missions in the National Park. From north to south: Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Each mission is about 2.5 miles from the next mission. It is very easy to drive from mission to mission, and free parking is available at each mission site.
Along the River.
From the northernmost mission (Mission Concepción) to the southernmost (Mission Espada) is about 6.5 miles. On an average day, it takes about 15 minutes to drive from the northernmost mission in the National Park to the southernmost. Each mission is situated near the San Antonio River, and are connected by Mission Rd and Riverfront Parkway.
Trails for Miles.
Approximately 10 miles of trail connects all four missions and extends north to The Alamo and south to Medina Lake. The Hike & Bike Trail, and called Mission Reach is a pedestrian only path that follows the San Antonio River. Pedestrians walk and bike on the trail. B-Cycle stations are located at each mission site, and you may rent a bike for a 24 hour period. Remember to dock your bike every 60 minutes when renting a B-cycle to not be charged extra. If you are planning on hitting the trail, always bring adequate supplies and water. Summer months can be extremely hot in San Antonio and not much of the Hike & Bike Trail is shaded, so you should always carry water.
Admission at all four missions within San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is free.
Park hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day. Park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day (not the Eve's). Facilities at each mission have different operating hours, so be sure to read our operating hours before making your trip plans.
This brochure is provided by San Antonio River Authority (SARA) that oversees the river and the trail project. The Mission Riverwalk Hike and Bike Trail, also called Mission Reach may temporarily close due to high water.
Para un mapa del parque en español, haz click aquí.
Map of Mission San Jose (English & Español)
Find your way around our largest mission site, Mission San Jose! This is also the site of our park Visitor Center.
Mission San José
Last updated: September 26, 2022