Pacific surfliner poster (Photo credit: Loco Steve)
Taking the Iron Horse on the Mission Trail.
Even Father Junipero probably didn't really WALK the whole way, but rode a horse or a mule. If you don't have a mule handy, and don't have the sole of Junipero--take the train! We won't tell.
If you do want to walk it, check out Ron Briery's maps of the entire route as he did it.
1. Mission San Diego de Alcalá (1769): 10818 San Diego Mission Rd., San Diego, 92108-2429, (619) 281-8449. Pacific Surfliner(San Diego)
2. Mission San Carlos Borremeo de Carmelo (1770); 3080 Rio Rd., Carmel, 93923, (831) 624-3600. Coast Starlight (Salinas)
3. Mission San Antonio de Padua (1771); Mission Creek Rd., Jolon, 93928, (831) 385-4478 (40 miles north of Paso Robles—Coast Starlight (Paso Robles)