North Tripyramid Mountain is a 4,180 foot mountain in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Middle Tripyramid Mountain is roughly 0.7 miles away from its summit, making it a popular loop for hikers looking to “peak bag” both summits in one day.

Elevation: 4,180 feet (1274 meters)

Elevation gain: 3,054 feet (930.9 meters)

Distance: 8 miles roundtrip. 10.8 miles when hiked with Middle Tripyramid Mountain

Duration (book time): 7 hours

Difficulty: Strenuous

Trails

Sabbaday Brook Trail, Pine Bend 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.

Sabbaday Falls is absolutely stunning, and it is highly recommended that you visit this section. This is a busy destination for tourists during peak season, so parking lots can get full.

Trail Map

North Tripyramid Mountain Hiking Trail Map

Alternate Routes

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. From here, 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.

Distance: 11 miles roundtrip with Middle Tripyramid Mountain

Duration (book time): 6 hours

Elevation gain: 2,903 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

Middle Tripyramid Trail Map

Parking

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.

Directions

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.

 

Weather

Always check the Mount Washington Observatory higher summits forecast before heading out.

Here is the next 4 day forecast:

Bartlett, NH

Tonight
Patchy frost after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Monday
Patchy frost before 7am, then a chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night
A slight chance of rain showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday
A chance of rain showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night
A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday
A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night
A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Additional Photos

North Tripyramid Mountain Hiking Trail Views

Photo credit – Flickr

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