When walking with your pup in Moss Meadows, you need to be prepared for hot weather. Pack water so you and your dog do not become dehydrated on long treks and avoid extreme heat conditions by walking earlier or later in the day. Extreme weather can produce hazardous conditions with high winds, hail, and lightning and should be avoided. Winters in Dallas are relatively mild and dog owners can walk their pets year around without encountering frigid temperatures. Occasionally occurring freezing rain in Dallas makes walkways and roads slippery. Wait until icy surfaces thaw before going for your daily walk to avoid slips and falls.
Sidewalks are plentiful and provide safe, separate walkways for pedestrians and their pooches. A power line corridor stretches through the area. This strip is tempting to walk along and generally power corridors are safe, however, faulty insulators can result in stray voltage and you may want to consider this before opting to walk along the power corridor.
The terrain in Moss Meadows varies somewhat with winding roads and some gentle inclines. Some areas are steeper and longer and if you or your dog has mobility issues or if it is extremely hot out, you may want to skirt around these sections to avoid overexerting yourself.
Harry S. Moss Park is known for its population of lightning bugs which provide a unique spectacle at night. There are wooden bridges along the trail and the White Rock Creek runs through the greenbelt.
Other greenways in the area include the White Rock Creek Greenbelt to the south and Lake Highlands North Park to the east which provides more pedestrian paths, green areas, and trees to enjoy while hiking with your hound.