I'm often wary of highly publicized trails, but Gulliver assured me it is fairly quiet on Saturdays.
Schwaegalp itself was a zoo, because everyone parks there to board the celebrated Säntis cable car. But as far as the Kronberg trail goes, Gulliver was right.
The trail offers fabulous views of the Alpstein mountain range
and a commanding view of the Schwendibach Valley, which we hiked last fall.
Once at the top of Kronberg, the green hills of Appenzell are at your paws. It is not unusual to see some crazy Swiss German paraglider floating around on the thermals.
Kronberg has her own cable car that whisks you down to the town of Jakobsbad. Dogs generally pay half price, but I snuggled up in Mom's arms and got to ride for free. Wotten waven!