San Antonio River Walk Mission Reach Trail

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San Antonio River Walk Mission Reach Trail is a 5.7 mile loop trail located near San Antonio, Texas and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

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History, River, Plaza, Cathedral, Tower, Alamo, parks, Rivercenter, King William Walk on sidewalks at river-level & on west side of the River. The Walk ends at a wide stairs going up to old town square, Bexar County Courthouse, & San Fernando Cathedral. South on Soledad St. to Nueva St. & re-enter River Walk at the dam. Go to end & cross Guenther St. bridge. Pass thru King William homes & re-enter River Walk on east bank. Go to La Villita River Theatre. Through La Villita, Hemisfair Plaza, to Inst. of Texan Cultures & Tower. North to Commerce St., north on Alamo St. to The Alamo. Cross Alamo St. into River Center. Re-enter River Walk & north to footbridge. Right & back to bridge at dam. Right & north along east bank of river. Leave River Walk at Travis St. & follow to Travis Park. Diagonally across Park & follow Jefferson St. by war memorials & auditorium to Lexington. Left back to Sheraton.

walking
4 months ago

Go early. Very crowded in afternoons.

walking
5 months ago

Lots of history, tourist attractions and fun things to do on the riverwalk.

5 months ago

The Riverwalk is geared towards tourism, and in the process much of the historical aspect is overlooked. You can definitely still find interesting history here, but the overwhelming push here is dining and shopping. Having said that, the Riverwalk is a must when visiting San Antonio.

5 months ago

Beautiful!

walking
6 months ago

The River Walk is a great place in San Antonio. Great restaurants and shops. Great place to walk around while in San Antonio. A must visit when there.

6 months ago

It's a city walk but great scenery and lots of pubs

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful! great little shops and restaurants. Very picturesque!
We did have a double stroller and it was difficult at times due to the high foot traffic. Very busy and popular area of San Antonio.
Also, we had a hard time finding the handicap access to get the stroller over the walkways to cross the river. The signs said there were access points but we were unable to find them.

Still a nice walk. We enjoyed the sculpture garden courtyard towards the end of the walk.

walking
10 months ago

Great way to see this area of the city. Can get crowded and/or hot depending on time of year or day. A lot of "touristy" restaurants and shops, but you can definitely find a few local spots here too.

walking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Beautiful Riverwalk!

hiking
Friday, November 04, 2016

Wonderful trail with lots to see and do.

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nice walk along the river in the middle of the city. Very crowded at night. Lots to see and do

walking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

I love walking the river walk! It is always so festive with friendly faces everywhere.

hiking
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Downtown SA and the Riverwalk area are the best thing SA has going on. The Alamo is well maintained and interesting, and the area along the river is beautiful, full of shops, foliage, and friendly people. Loved my time in this area.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nice urban city trail. More of a happening spot than a hike. Nice place to people watch, shop and have a bite to eat.

walking
Sunday, January 06, 2013

Beautiful walk with lots of history. If you can walk it next to one of the river tour boats, they'll share all the great histories and you'll save admission.

walking
Thursday, July 14, 2011

More of a nice place to hang out eat and have drinks :)

walking
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If you like city walking with more then skyscrapers to look at this is the place. You have a mall, bars, popular resturants, a stage where many films were made (Miss Congeniality) and a IMAX theater all located along this riverwalk 20' below the city streets. Oh this place is awesome at night!

walking
Monday, March 14, 2011

If you have never been, it is a must on your bucket list!

hiking
Thursday, March 10, 2011

It seems that, for someone who doesn't like urban hiking, I do a lot of it. Certainly take the boat tour, but this is the best way to see the River Walk. This is one of the prettiest urban environments I have ever seen. Besides, there are plenty of places to stop and sample the local food, or to relax with a drink as you just take in the atmosphere.

2 months ago

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