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Mission Trail, San Antonio

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 Planning San Antonio trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • I enjoyed the mission trail much more than the Alamo. You can drive or do the local bus( it runs every 30min) or bike it. Each place is a little different. We did the loop using the bus and stopping f...  more »
  • The mission trail is well marked and a must do in San antonio. We took an entire day just for the mission tour.  more »

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