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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.
Livermore Road/Trail
Livermore Road/Trail

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

Livermore Road was smooth and dry. Noted some recent work between the loop junctions, as well as some flagging suggesting more.

North slide slabs were greasy from overnight fog/dew. A bit tricky to ascend, and potentially dangerous to descend. Easier going in the higher elevations.

Trail was mostly dry between the peaks, though the steep descent off Middle is very nasty with advanced erosion, herd paths, and entire trees falling down by their destroyed rootballs.

South slide was very dry, making it a bit tricky in places (e.g. loose dirt and rock). Flats below it were mostly dry and the stream crossings relatively easy.

Nice foliage in the valley below north. Higher elevation birches are close to peak. Hobblebush on the flats below south nice and red. Other foliage is spotty, but still generally green.


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: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Parking Elevation: 1,560'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (North Peak)
Time Elapsed: 01:45
Trailhead Elevation: 1,560'
Summit Elevation: 4,180'
Distance: 4.8 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,680'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (Middle Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Trailhead Elevation: 4,180'
Summit Elevation: 4,140'
Distance: .8 mile
Vertical Gain: 320'
Destination: Mt. Tripyramid (South Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:11
Trailhead Elevation: 4,140'
Summit Elevation: 4,080'
Distance: .4 mile
Vertical Gain: 130'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:56
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

Looking up the north slide
Looking up the north slide

Looking northeast from North Tripyramid - Click to enlarge
Looking northeast from North Tripyramid

The eroded Mt. Tripyramid Trail to the Middle Peak
The eroded Mt. Tripyramid Trail to the Middle Peak

The Waterville Valley area as seen from Middle Tripyramid - Click to enlarge
The Waterville Valley area as seen from Middle Tripyramid

The eroded Mt. Tripyramid Trail near the Middle
The eroded Mt. Tripyramid Trail near the Middle

Sandwich Dome as seen from the top of the south slide - Click to enlarge
Sandwich Dome as seen from the top of the south slide

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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