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

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Scaur Ridge Trail on the way to North Tripyramid
Looking down the Scaur Ridge Trail on the way to North Tripyramid

Route: Livermore Road/Trail, bushwhack, Scaur Ridge Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, (Mt. Tripyramid North Peak), Mt. Tripyramid Trail, (Mt. Tripyramid Middle Peak), Mt. Tripyramid Trail, (Mt. Tripyramid North Peak), Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Livermore Road/Trail

While the forecast was for rain, it was lightly snowing at the trailhead. With the cross country ski facility closed for the year, we had to quasi-break out the Livermore Trail, with about 4" of new, wet snow. Reaching the upper Mt. Tripyramid Trail junction, we bushwhacked up to the Scaur Ridge Trail, where we eventually reached drier snow. Climbing up to the summit of North Tripyramid, there were no views to be had.

Continuing to Middle Tripyramid, the trail was rather obscure - it's nice to have this section fairly memorized. Reaching the summit of Middle Tripyramid, we had slight views of South Tripyramid and a brief glimpse of sun.

The return trip went fairly smoothly, though we had to take off the snowshoes on the Livermore Trail, as warmer temperatures had made the snow even more sticky. Returning to the trailhead, we were able to make it roundtrip without dealing with any rain.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Hike Commenced: 7:45 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,560'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (North Peak)
Ascent Commenced: 7:45 AM
Summit Reached: 11:03 AM
Time Elapsed: 03:18
Trailhead Elevation: 1,560'
Summit Elevation: 4,180'
Vertical Gain: 2,690'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (Middle Peak)
Ascent Commenced: 11:06 AM
Summit Reached: 11:34 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:28
Trailhead Elevation: 4,180'
Summit Elevation: 4,140'
Distance: .8 mile
Vertical Gain: 320'
Hike Ended: 2:30 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:45
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,445'


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

Looking at clouds from near the summit of Mt. Tripryamid's north peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at clouds from near the summit of Mt. Tripryamid's north peak

The Mt. Tripyramid Trail between North and Middle Tripyramid
The Mt. Tripyramid Trail between North and Middle Tripyramid

Looking toward South Tripyramid from Middle Tripyramid - Click to enlarge
Looking toward South Tripyramid from Middle Tripyramid

Topographic map of Mt. Tripyramid (North Peak), Mt. Tripyramid (Middle 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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