Harry S Moss Park Trail

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Trail Distance: 5.5 miles
Time Estimate: 2 hr
Elevation Gain: 39 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
The Harry S Moss Park Trail is located on 280 park acres and is a multi-use trail for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. The trailhead is located beyond a small gravel parking lot at the intersection of Walnut Hill Lane and Greenville Avenue. Parking is limited, so be sure to come early. A short way from the parking lot are a water fountain and restrooms, along with a large picnic area with grills which is popular with locals on weekends.


This densely forested swath of land will give you the impression of walking through an isolated nature park, although it is close to downtown Dallas. Traffic noise is muted, and because of all the oak, pecan and other trees, the air seems fresher. Part of the trail follows the White Rock Creek, which can crest its banks after a heavy rain, at which time the association that maintains the trail, the Dallas Off Road Biking Association (DORBA) may close it temporarily. Be sure to check their website if you have doubts.

The trail benefits from lying within the densely forested park that is its namesake. While not challenging in terrain, a quiet walk amid all the greenery makes for a peaceful escape for you and Fido. It features 4 overlapping loops that are each about 1.5 mile, so you're able to customize the length and route. Remember to pick up after your pooch and dispose of his waste appropriately.

Birds and other wildlife will keep Fido's ears and nose busy. Small mammals like squirrels abound and along the Creek you may spy eagles, hawks and turtles. Wildflowers are rampant in the spring and summer, especially along the creek's banks. The dense trees and thick privy hedge are alive with activity year round. Seven wooden bridges carry you across streams and the trails are natural surface and easy to walk on. 

If you and your pup are Dallasites looking for a respite from the concrete and glass of the city, this is the place to be, only 3 miles north of downtown!

Trail Features
Muddy, Rocky, Forest, River, Easy Incline
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Because this trail follows along the White Rock Creek, you may come upon copperhead snakes, snapping turtles and many mosquitoes in summer. Bring bug repellant. Also, this trail is multi-use with mountain bicyclists often in the majority. You are asked to walk in the opposite direction of the bikes (clockwise) so that you're aware they're coming along the single track trail.
Address
7601 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Address
7601 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM