The San Juan Mission is one of San Antonio’s five missions located along the San Antonio River. Originally located in East Texas and known as San Jose de los Nazonis, it was moved to its permanent home on the San Antonio river in 1731 where it became a regional supplier of produce. At one point, Mission San Juan’s hers rose to 3,500 sheep and just about as much cattle!
Not much remains on the ground today except the chapel, burial grounds, and ruins of old structures. Mission San Juan is still an active church, see church times below.
We did find out (after the fact) that there is a hiking trail located directly behind it where you can walk down to the next mission. The hiking/walking trail actually will allow you to walk to ALL the missions. It is called the River Walk Trail and runs all the way from the Riverwalk (near the Alamo) down to Mission Espada. If you choose to go that route instead of driving, make sure to take plenty of water. From what I could research the entire length of the trail out and back is near 25 miles! Of course, you could also bike it as well!
Address: 9101 Graf Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Distance from Fort Hood: 2.5 hours
Saturday 5:00 PM English
Sunday 9:00 AM English & 10:45 AM Bilingual
Holy Day 6:00 PM English