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 that offers scenic views 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: 141 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

road biking


bird watching



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.

2 months ago

It is pretty cool but it’s very over crowded and at times can be very hard to do any thing but it has some cool features to check out

5 months ago

3 mile Riverwalk run

beautiful site beat for walking and enjoying downtown San Antonio. running ok when not too crowded .

Beautiful trail. The exact distance and path was unknown though. I kind of just ran four miles up and four miles back down.

Such a fun experience! Touristy area no doubt but still so much fun to walk around and enjoy the area.

off trail
private property
9 months ago

Trail informais incorrect. A Grand Hyatt hotel and the Henry Gonzales Convention Center block the trail. Several diagonal routes through parking lots. You won't see any missions on this trail.

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9 months ago

shopping. food. alot of people. tourists

Absolutely stunning walk around San Antonio. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the city.

Great way to walk around the city.

Sat Jan 19 2019

easy walk with kids that are older as the distance is long for the young. Not recommended if you cannot do stairs. careful during and after rains as some steps can get slippery

Sat Oct 13 2018

Nice view of the river. One of San Antonio’s best spots.

Tue Sep 18 2018

very easy. lots of store fronts. lots of stop and go.

Tue Aug 07 2018

Good for a family stroll after a visit to the Alamo or a date night. Be kind to the homeless and take some spending money. Biggest detractor is if you are pushing a stroller or are not as mobile, finding ramps or in service elevators to change levels to cross bridges becomes a challenge.

Sat Apr 07 2018

This route made me feel like a tourist in my own city. I’ve been here for years now and never knew there was a Korea/Vietnam war memorial, I never walked through the King William district, and the Guenther House is one of my favorite places for lunch now. I am so used to the touristy area of the Riverwalk, but the Riverwalk in the King William district was very peaceful and serene. I went off the route several times because there was so much going on today I did this walk. During this route, I made it into a 8 mile pub crawl and it was a blast. Met great people and even though it took a lot longer than I expected, I enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend this route to anyone.

Sat Feb 17 2018

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.

Sun Jan 07 2018

Luv it

Mon Aug 14 2017

Go early. Very crowded in afternoons.

Tue Jul 04 2017

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

Mon Jun 26 2017

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.

Sun Jun 25 2017


Thu Jun 08 2017

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.

Sun Jun 04 2017

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

Sat Mar 18 2017

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.

Sun Jan 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.

Tue Nov 22 2016

Beautiful Riverwalk!

Fri Nov 04 2016

Wonderful trail with lots to see and do.

Sat Aug 20 2016

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

Sun Jun 12 2016

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

Wed Feb 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.

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