Hike and Bike Trail

Ranger Bikes at Mission San Jose
The Hike & Bike Trail along the San Antonio River brings visitors to each of the four missions at the park. Mission San Jose is pictured here.


The Hike & Bike Trail along the San Antonio River connects all five missions in San Antonio: The Alamo, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Each mission is about 2.5 miles from the next. This is a safe and fun way to visit the missions at the park. Project planners worked closely with the National Park Service to ensure that there would be a seamless transition between the Mission Riverwalk and the historic missions.

Ask a ranger at one of the missions for additional information. Take a look at the Mission Riverwalk Map before beginning your outing. Please remember to bring plenty of water and sunscreen!

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Callboxes on trail
Calboxes on trail

Wending along side the San Antonio River, through old neighborhoods and farmlands, the Mission Hike and Bike Trail provides respite from the daily pressure and grind of city life. From Mission Concepción to Mission Espada, 8 miles of dedicated paved pathways are reserved for the hiker and biker. An easy walk or ride, it is suitable for even young members of the family.

The trail is not a loop, so the round-trip path is actually 16 miles. However, walkers and bikers can start at any of the four missions and travel to the next mission, making the round trip only 5-6 miles.

Water is available at each mission. Food is available near Missions Concepción and San José, but not near Missions San Juan and Espada, so plan accordingly. For safety, please wear a helmet.

Last updated: May 7, 2018

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