Middle Tripyramid Mountain is a 4,140 foot mountain located in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. North Tripyramid Mountain is only 0.7 miles away from its summit, making it a popular “peak bagging” option for day hikers. The Tripyramids are best known for their slides, providing hikers with more of a challenge.
Elevation: 4,140 feet (1,261.9 meters)
Elevation gain: 2,903 feet (884.8 meters)
Distance: 9 miles round trip – 10.8 miles with North Tripyramid Mountain
Duration (book time): 6 hours
Livermore Trail & Mount Tripyramid Trail
Begin hiking on the Livermore trail for 2.6 miles until reaching an intersection with the Mount Tripyramid Trail. Here, continue hiking along the Livermore trail. After about 1 mile of hiking, you will reach the summit of Middle Tripyramid Mountain. Many hikers will choose to continue on to North Tri, with another 1.2 miles of steep, rocky and mostly exposed terrain. It is 1.2 miles of exposed bouldering to reach the summit of Middle Tripyramid Mountain. To descend, you will follow the Mount Tripyramid Trail for 3.7 miles, descending another rocky slide before linking back to the Livermore Trail at its southern end. Follow the Livermore trail until you reach the trailhead parking lot in which you started at.
Pine Bend Brook Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail
Start your hike on the Pine Bend Brook Trail and continue for 3.2 miles until you reach a junction with the Scaur Ridge trail. Here you will stay straight to continue on the Pine Bend Brook Trail for another 0.8 miles until you reach the summit of North Tripyramid Mountain. From the summit, continue hiking for another 0.7 miles until you reach the summit of Middle Tripyramid Mountain. To descend, retrace your steps back towards the way you came, until you reach the junction for the Sabbaday Brook Trail. Here, take a right onto the Sabbaday Brook Trail until you reach Sabbaday Falls. Continue for 0.3 miles until reaching the parking area. You will then need to walk roughly 1 mile down Route 112 to the area you parked. A car spot is also an option for this hike.
Parking for the Livermore Trail is located off Tripoli Road.
There are 2 trailheads you can choose to start and end at for this hike. Pine Bend Brook Trail is limited to roadside parking off of Route 12, while the Sabbaday Brook trailhead parking lot has plenty of spaces in a full lot.
To get to the Sabbaday Brook Trail parking area:
Coming from the West, the parking lot will be located roughly 20 miles East of the junction I-93 and the Kancamagus Highway, on the right side of the road.
Coming from the East, the parking lot will be located roughly 15.5 miles West of the junction I-93 and the Kancamagus Highway, on the left side of the road.
To get to the Livermore Trail parking area:
Drive towards Waterville Valley ski area, branching right towards Tripoli Road. Take this for road and continue for roughly one mile and make a right turn onto Tripoli road. The parking lot will be to your left and a WMNF parking pass is needed.
*NOTE* Tripoli Road is closed during the winter.
Always check the Mount Washington Observatory Higher Summits forecast before heading out on any hike.
Here is the weather forecast for next four days:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
A chance of snow showers before 7am, then a slight chance of freezing rain and rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.
A chance of rain before 8pm, then a chance of rain showers between 8pm and 9pm, then a chance of snow showers between 9pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 15 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Sunny, with a high near 29.
Andrea is a writer, hiker, and adventurer from New England. She enjoys snowboarding, sunrise hikes, winter, night hiking, traveling, and photography.