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Missions San Jose-San Juan is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near San Antonio, Texas and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 190 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

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Spanish missions, San Antonio River hike & bike trail, nature trail, dam & acequia Exit park museum/headquarters at Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo (Mission San Jose). Walk parkway. Cross Padre Dr to hike & bike sidewalk, cross 2 foot bridges, follow San Antonio River south to Espada Park, where old dam diverts River into acequia irrigation ditch, Mission Burial Park, pass new dam and 2 foot bridges, new & old bridges over San Antonio River, pass Berg Mill ruins, enter Mission San Francisco de la Espada complex & follow nature trail behind the Mission, return to Mission San Jose. Not recommended for night walking, due to remoteness of areas of the trail and low economic conditions. Site of daily volkmarch YRE walk. Walk box at Rangers' desk in museum.

National Park Service, 210-932-1001

From DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO, take I-37 south; exit right at S.E. MILITARY DRIVE; turn right on ROOSEVELT AVE; right on NAPIER AVE; left on SAN JOSE DR, left into parking lot.

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Kendra Lane
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Mountain biking

This trail was very well kept and clean! Offered good places to fish, picnic (tables onsite) and kayak if you have one! We rode our mountain bikes and enjoyed the river scene with lots of rocks! We saw plenty people on a Sunday afternoon enjoying the outdoors, trail wide enough for walkers, joggers, runners and bikers! Kendra and Chris

Wallace Ward
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Hiking

Didn’t finish the trail. Started at San Jose but the trail really didn’t look like much of a hike. I recommend just driving the mission and walking around each area.

Ben (and Bentley) Winstead
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Hiking

Walked from San Jose to San Juan and back. beautiful walk! GPS went out so don't think I recorded the full out and back

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David Fodor
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Hiking

Very pretty trail along the river with a few surprises along the way if you hop off the trail for a second. Over all a very nice hike.

Corbin Stokes
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Road biking

Fun trail between the different missions

Karl Mauch
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Hiking

Awesome! My dog loved it!!

Paul Emmons
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Mountain biking

I am amazed by the amount of work and money that has been spent on the trail systems in San Antonio. Definitely a World Class Town.

Joshua Saunders
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Mountain biking

Right now it's all main surface roads because of construction but the missions are fun to visit.

Erica Bradshaw Rodriguez
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Lizbeth M.
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Scott Schultz
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Desirae Casias
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Desirae Casias
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joe Martinez
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Nicole Petrillo
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Luis Esquivel
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Teresa Avina
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Robert Vasquez
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Elizabeth Carter
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Dale McDonald
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Dale McDonald
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Oscar Idrogo
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Elizabeth Carter
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Jen & Chris Stevenson
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Hiking
Amanda Sanders
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Johnny O
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Hiking
Steve Ghysels
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Jim Baer
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Sean McNaughton
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David Fodor
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