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Mt. Tripyramid (North Peak), Mt. Tripyramid (Middle Peak), Mt. Tripyramid (South Peak)
Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the slide on the Mt. Tripyramid trail on the way to the North Peak
Looking up the slide on the Mt. Tripyramid trail on the way to the North Peak

Route: Livermore Road/Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, (Mt. Tripyramid North Peak), Mt. Tripyramid Trail, (Mt. Tripyramid Middle Peak), Mt. Tripyramid Trail, (Mt. Tripyramid South Peak), Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Livermore Road/Trail

After some morning rain, we decided to head up to the Tripyramids. We had a fairly late start, but made decent time to the north slide.

The lower portion of the slide (in the trees) was a bit wet in places. Once we reached the open areas, things were relatively dry. As we climbed up, the winds started to pick up.

At the summit, I followed a faint herd path over some rocks and found a nice north/east viewpoint that I didn't know existed. Nothing like the view from the top of the slide, but still nice.

Our next stop was Middle Tripyramid - the trail was a bit wet and slippery in places and the final steep ascent was a bit tiring, but nonetheless we reached the cold summit and had decent views to the north, east, and southwest. This was the first time since probably May that I was cold on a hike - long sleeve shirt time! We could see our breath.

After having some viddles, we headed over to the viewless south peak and then down the slide. The flats toward the end of the Tripyramid trail were a bit wet and the last brook crossing required getting shoes wet.

After reaching the Livermore Trail again, we booked it and arrived at an empty parking lot, just a bit before sunset. Another nice hike on the Tripyramids!


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (North Peak)
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (Middle Peak)
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (South Peak)
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Hike Commenced: 2:09 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,560'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (North Peak)
Ascent Commenced: 2:09 PM
Summit Reached: 4:27 PM
Time Elapsed: 02:18
Trailhead Elevation: 1,560'
Summit Elevation: 4,180'
Distance: 4.8 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,680'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (Middle Peak)
Ascent Commenced: 4:29 PM
Summit Reached: 4:53 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 4,180'
Summit Elevation: 4,140'
Distance: .8 mile
Vertical Gain: 320'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (South Peak)
Summit Reached: 5:20 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 4,140'
Summit Elevation: 4,080'
Distance: .4 mile
Vertical Gain: 130'
Hike Ended: 7:29 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:20
Hike Distance: 11 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,215'


The Livermore Road/Trail trailhead at the Livermore parking area
The Livermore Road/Trail trailhead at the Livermore parking area

Mt. Carrigain as seen from the top of the north slide near the North Peak of Mt. Tripryamid - Click to enlarge
Mt. Carrigain as seen from the top of the north slide near the North Peak of Mt. Tripryamid

The Tripyramid Trail to the Middle Peak
The Tripyramid Trail to the Middle Peak

Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Passaconaway as seen from one of the view points on the Middle Peak of Mt. Tripyramid - Click to enlarge
Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Passaconaway as seen from one of the view points on the Middle Peak of Mt. Tripyramid

The Tripyramid Trail to the South Peak
The Tripyramid Trail to the South Peak

Looking over Lake Winnipesaukee toward the Belknap Range from the top of the slide below the South Tripyramid summit. - Click to enlarge
Looking over Lake Winnipesaukee toward the Belknap Range from the top of the slide below the South Tripyramid summit.

Topographic map of Mt. Tripyramid (North Peak), Mt. Tripyramid (Middle Peak), Mt. Tripyramid (South Peak) - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Tripoli Road from the Waterville Valley ski area entrance to Livermore Road. The Livermore WMNF fee parking lot and trailhead are on the left (the rest/bulk of Livermore Road is closed to auto traffic).

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