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.

5.7 miles
111 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

road biking

trail running


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.

7 days ago

If you're going to do any "urban hiking", this walk plus the Missions Trail, and a few other downtown areas is some of the best. It may be easy going, but you'll get a whole lot of it.

1 month ago

Luv it

6 months ago

Go early. Very crowded in afternoons.

7 months ago

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

7 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.

8 months ago


8 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.

8 months ago

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

11 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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Beautiful Riverwalk!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Wonderful trail with lots to see and do.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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

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.

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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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

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!

Monday, March 14, 2011

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

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