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
141 feet

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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

3 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

8 months 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.

10 months ago

Luv it

Monday, August 14, 2017

Go early. Very crowded in afternoons.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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

Monday, June 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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Thursday, June 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.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

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

Saturday, March 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.

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!

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.

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