The River Walk Map link provides an in-depth look at San Antonio’s health and fitness focused parks.
The River Walk boasts over 15 linear miles of continuous trails along the river through the center of San Antonio from Brackenridge Park to Mission Espada. Open 365 days a year, it’s an inviting destination for walkers, hikers, cyclists and nature lovers. From the center of the historic district downtown, the trails expand to the north and south, opening a wide variety of activities to downtown residents.
Alteza residents are a mere elevator ride away from this remarkable San Antonio attraction. “When I first moved here, the RiverWalk was a place for tourists,” say Andi Rodriguez, Alteza resident. “But since then, it has really grown to a place that locals use it too. I use it every day. I run on the River. We have new portions of the River which go south, the Mission Reach, which goes south to the missions. It’s a really popular place for biking and walking your dog, friends with kids pushing strollers, and there is the Museum Reach which goes towards the Pearl.”
Water taxis traverse the River to provide transportation to numerous entertainment venues including the Tobin Performing Arts Center, The Pearl and Southtown. Most of the River Walk is open 24 hours, but in areas near Brackenridge Park, hours are limited to 5 am to 11 pm and the Mission Reach section south of Eagleland Place is open from dawn to dusk as a natural area.
All hike and bike trail users should be prepared, safe and courteous and observed posted hours for trail use. Proper hike and bike trail etiquette will help ensure that everyone safely enjoys the hike and bike trails. Details on restrooms, points of interest, water fountains, picnic areas, historic sites and ADA Access are all available at the link below.