Before you tackle a long snow hike like this, you should explore shorter paths. Make sure that you and your dog are both comfortable in the snow. Booties can help protect your pet's paws. Dress appropriately, and be sure that the weather is clear before you head out. This path is out and back. You're going to have to walk out every step that you walk in. It's better to turn back as soon as you start getting tired; you don't have to walk the full path your first time!
The path itself is a smooth, beautiful hike. You can find the trailhead right off of Crandall Park's parking lot easily with the provided sign. The path is four feet wide and very flat. This makes it easy to follow, whether the snow is fresh or old. You'll be able to see clearly in front of you, as well. The path is set away from trees for the majority of the hike. You'll have plenty of time to see someone coming before sharing the path with them! Be sure you have a firm grip on the leash when you're passing another hiker, especially if they're on skies!
Views from the path are modest, mostly trees and some open space. There are restrooms, but they're back at the beginning of the hike. Once you get on your way, you leave amenities behind, so be sure to bring what you need, including water and clean up bags.
Crandall Park Ski Trail is a fun, full length hike that will be a pawsome adventure with your dog!