Mount Tripyramid Loop Trail is a 10.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Campton, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 10.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,903 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

Great views. Challenging and strenous. 45 degree climbs for extended periods. Take Livermore rd east until you hit the Tripyramid North Slide Trail. If weather is dry, climb it up. Be prepared for strenuous, extended climb at a 45 degree angle or more with not too many places to put your hands and feet. Be very careful. If it is wet, you may want to walk a bit longer on the Livermore trail and climb using the Scaur Ridge Trail. Enjoy the views on the way up and on the way down. The views from the top are not as stunning as other mountains. Once you finish climbing the North Ridge, you may want to rest on the North Tripyramid for a while, before continuing to the Middle and South Tripyramids (easy hike there). Climbing down is through the Tripyramid Trail, South Slide. The surface here is granular, so it will be easier to climb down via the south than via the north (but it will still take time). Once you reach the Livermore Rd, walk back to the car. You will not forget this hike.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

First 4 miles are easy enough. Ascending the slide on the North peak is both fun and a bit terrifying. Completed 5/25. Brought spikes, didn’t need to use them but would still recommend bringing them just in case. Monorails intact on the ridge. Descending also steep, would recommend footwear with good ankle support. When I corrected distance on Strava it calculated this route as 12.2 miles. Took a bit over four hours.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
11 days ago

Pretty much rock climbing with the greg’s

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rocky
scramble
snow
12 days ago

Do you enjoy scrambling on hands and knees up a 45 degree ice rink? Enjoy being terrified and elated all at once? Then this hike is for you! The slide in these entry/spring conditions (mid May) is incredibly difficult, although I imagine it's always very hard when it's not totally frozen over with slippy ice and deep snow. The whole loop took us 7 hours. The first couple miles were totally flat and we saw a bear! Then, we went up the North Tripyramid (cannot go down this way), the first part of which is a real slog through deep snow and barely marked path until you reach the slide. Here's where the fun begins. Microspikes are an absolute must, and at some parts it's literally rock climbing, grasping at trees and rock seams, and trying to get purchase in the ice/snow. Eventually you'll reach a part that's just rock slabs, which is such a relief. All three summits have no real views, but on Middle Tripyramid there are some nooks with somewhat of a view that are sheltered and good for lunch. Going down South Tripyramid is easier than North, but it's still scrambling and icy in parts. The final stretch seems to go forever through mostly flat forest (we got lost here) until meeting up with the main path (the whole thing looks like a lollipop). Overall, super terrifying but exhilarating! Definitely need microspikes and a change of socks.

hiking
14 days ago

Definitely need crampons or other spikes at higher elevations. Prepare yourself to take them off at least 2-3 times on the hike for the snow is rather sparse now.

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icy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
14 days ago

I hiked this trail yesterday on May 13 2020. The trail starts out as a road for the first 2.5 miles then you get to a junction with a trail that takes you up the slide. The slide in these conditions is very hard and steep. We had to hug the tree line on the side of the slide. Then we got to rocky parts and it was so much easier. I don’t recommend you even go up the slide in these conditions. We hit North and Middle Tripyramid. Overall great hike bagged 2 4K and definitely will be doing this again in summer.

hiking
icy
snow
22 days ago

Did Middle Tripyramid from Waterville Valley on 4/24. I hiked up the old Snows Mtn. Ski Area, then connected to the Livermore Trail via some cross country trails. The Southern portion of the loop was easy until the South Slide, which was icy but made easier with a few inches of fresh snow. The trail above the slide on the upper portion of South Peak was very icy and difficult. From South Peak over to Middle the snow was still deep, with very little signs of foot traffic. Definitely wish I had snow shoes. Good views from an outlook on Middle. As of today, 5/5, I would imagine that the Slides are still pretty icy and that the snow along the ridge between the Peaks is still pretty deep

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icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
25 days ago

First three miles are easy going, and then it's a staight scramble to the top. Lots of slushy snow and ice plus loose rocks on the North Slide (early May), which made for a difficult trip up. Coming down the South Slide was fine, though make sure to bring microspikes and an extra pair of socks...overall, a challenging and exhilarating trail!

Very difficult up north pyramid. Wish I had snowshoes. Not well packed down

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blowdown
icy
over grown
snow
1 month ago

May not have made the best decision and did the tripyramids with only boots. Was doing okay heading up north peak until I was about halfway up the crazy incline. The ice was bad enough but I met someone who was skiing down that incidentally shaved off any footholds that were left so the rest of the way to the top was treacherous to say the least. From middle peak through south peak all the way down till it connects below has had zero traffic for what looks to be at least a week. I found myself losing the trail often until I was at a much lower elevation. I’d give these another two weeks if you want to safely do the whole loop with the terrifying 25 trails

hiking
icy
scramble
snow
2 months ago

went with 3 friends we didn't have any spikes. couldn't make it to the summit. went up north side and had to turn around. snow got kinda deep. Still a great time

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Loved it, but difficult in the winter, especially the North Slide, but highly rewarding and incredibly beautiful. We went with a party of 10 and brought just microspikes, which was fine for most of the hike. The North Slide, however, was very steep and I often slid downwards in spite of all four limbs tightly trying to grip the icy rock and snow. I recommend bringing an ice axe for this part as it would have proven highly useful on the slippery North Slide. The other sections of the hike were really fun, but be careful because heading down South Tripyramid, the trail hadn't been broken so we relied on our phone GPS (all trails app), the trail is mostly clear on where to go, but it can be easy to wander off of it. Be prepared for some glissading and steep sliding down the South Slide. I recommend going and hitting South Tripyramid last and heading down that way. The rest of the hike is definitely manageable and enjoyable in the winter.

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