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

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. East wind around 5 mph.

Saturday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night
Snow before 11pm, then sleet between 11pm and 2am, then sleet and rain. Cloudy. Low around 28, with temperatures rising to around 34 overnight. East wind 15 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Sunday
Rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Monday
Isolated snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Additional Photos

North Tripyramid Mountain Hiking Trail Views

Photo credit – Flickr

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