"Missions Hike and Bike Trail" San Antonio Sports & Outdoors Tip by msbrandysue

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  • Missions Hike and Bike Trail - San Antonio
  • Missions Hike and Bike Trail - San Antonio
  • Trail leaving Mission San Jaun - San Antonio
      Trail leaving Mission San Jaun
    by msbrandysue

The missions are quite the distance between each other (at least for me) but there is a hiking and biking trail that connects them all. I suggest the entire trail only for experienced distance bikers but it could be fun for a few closer together.

From Mission Concepción to Mission Espada, eight (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 land is very flat in Texas :)] 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 six (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 (taken from website).

Just be careful of the HEAT in the summer!!

In case of emergencies there are call boxes along the trail.

*Check the website for construction and detour information that may be taking place periodically thoughtout the year.

Equipment: You have to provide your own equipment, and there is no renting at any of the ranger stations on the mission trail.

Address: 2202 Roosevelt Avenue
Phone: (210) 534-8833
Theme: Biking
Website: http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/hikebike.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2011
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