Our vision is to establish and maintain an exciting walking and cycling route that celebrates California’s diverse communities, cultures, and landscapes,
intersecting the twenty-one remarkable California Missions
now and into the future.
While typically following native American Indian trading routes, the mission-to-mission trail was established when the California Missions were built between 1769 and 1832. Not since the 1970s has there been a coalition that is championing the modern wayfinding of the California Missions Trail. The mission of the California Missions Trail Alliance is to support all initiatives to scout, map, mark, certify, sustain, and promote 800-miles of a long-distance hiking and cycling route that connects urban and rural communities, all cultures, and sweeping landscapes, thereby providing spiritual, recreational, and economic benefits to California residents.