Hidden in the heart of Dallas, Texas, the Harry Moss Trail is an emerging attraction for MTB enthusiasts of all skill levels. Officially opened in December 2010, this young trail has already earned a reputation for offering an engaging yet accessible experience. The trail features two main loops—Blue and Green—as well as a Yellow bypass section, with a longer Orange loop currently under construction. Spanning four miles at present, the trail is expected to extend to 7.5 miles upon completion.
Getting to the trail is straightforward. From the intersection of I-635 (LBJ Freeway) and US75 (Central Expressway), head south on US75 for two exits and exit at Royal Lane. Turn left (East) under the freeway and head straight until you reach Greenville Ave. From here, you'll spot soccer fields to your left and the Buckeye Beverages parking lot. The trailhead is conveniently located to your right in the gravel parking lot at the Soccer Field.
While suited for beginners and intermediate riders, Harry Moss isn't just a walk in the park. According to experienced riders, the trail has a fantastic flow and provides a solid workout when pushed.
The trail steward receives high praise for maintenance, making it a welcoming environment for solo riders or groups. Plus, with an uncrowded track and a one-way multi-loop design, the flow is uninterrupted.
Located just 10 minutes away from residential areas, the trail is perfect for after-work rides or even a lunchtime adventure. In summer, though, it's hot, with little breeze due to the dense trees.
Look out for some "trail art", including the unique tree of shopping carts and hanging road cones.
Beginners should watch out for a couple of steep short climbs and creek crossings.
Harry Moss Trail offers a balanced biking experience. It may be relatively new and still under development, but it shows promise as one of the best inner-city MTB trails not just in Dallas, but potentially in the U.S. Keep an eye on DORBA.ORG for the latest updates and join the Harry Moss biking community for an unforgettable ride.