One of downtown San Antonio’s gifts to visitors on foot is its meandering streets and pathways, formed by the course of the San Antonio River and the various settlements that grew up around it. On every corner you will you’ll come across some fascinating testament to the city’s historically rich past and breathtaking natural beauty. All walks are rated 1A or 1B, with some stairs.
The 2018 routes and distances may vary slightly from the 2017 trails, but should be substantially the same.
Main Plaza (Plaza de las Islas)
Friday, 24 February 2017
The 10km route (Lone Star Stroll) will visit the River Walk, La Villita, the Alamo, El Mercado, Main Plaza, and other interesting San Antonio areas. The 6km route (2 Whoops and a Holler) includes Main Plaza, Aztec Theater, Texas Ranger Museum, Majestic Theater and El Mercado.
Saturday, 25 February 2017
42km marathon and lesser distance walks
The marathon (Tough as a Texan) goes to the four UNESCO World Heritage designated Spanish Missions and Mission Reach, before returning. The 20km route (Hold Your Horses) goes only to Mission Concepcion and Mission San Jose, before returning. The 10km route (Texas Two-step) goes only to Mission Concepcion and back. The 5km route (Cowpoke) explores the area south of the event hotel, including the historic King William area.MAP of Mission Trail
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Jose
Old Plaque at Espada Dam
Beethoven Maennerchor, King William District
Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Park
Farmer's Market at the Pearl
Landa Library, Monte Vista Neighborhood
Sunday, 26 February 2007
23, 15, 10 & 5 k Distances
The 23km route (Rustler’s Route) goes north along the River Walk, through Brackenridge Park and Trinity University. The 15km route (Loping Long Horns) turns around at the Pearl, the 10km route (Buckaroo) follows the River Walk and City streets north, and the 5km (Tenderfoot Trail) goes to the Alamo and back.