Tripyramids via Sabbaday Brook Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Tripyramids via Sabbaday Brook Trail is a 9.3 mile out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,919 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

hiking
17 days ago

This was not a bad hike, however, as with other reviews, the trail is barely marked with many water crossings. It got to a point where we just didn't care if we got wet. We just waded through. At some points, the water was over my knees but I'm short. There was not much elevation for about the first 3 miles or so, after which it became very steep. We hiked after a week of rain, so this steep rocky part of the trail was very challenging both up and down. We did Middle Tripyramid on this hike. I still need North Tripyramid but am not looking forward to doing this trail any time soon. Some in my group hiked Pine Bend and tell me its worse.

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty strenuous on the steep portions, but with no real views and pretty much nonexistent trail markings I won’t be doing this one again.

Pine Bend Brook Trail wasn’t bad at all but Sabbaday Brook Trail was just terrible, we did most of it at night and once you start crossing the brook (7 or 8 times!) you have to search for the trail almost every time because there’s no cairn or obvious blaze to mark the stream crossing exit. After what turned out to be the last crossing we searched for the trail without any luck, until we decided to just bushwhack by dead reckoning and staying near the brook. 10 minutes or so later we came to the wide portion of the trail, and found that the trail was closed for maintenance. Ya think? It just doesn’t seem like it’d be too much trouble for someone to hike it with a couple cans of spray paint every year and refresh the blazes.

The steep portion of Sabbaday Brook Trail (the first 1/2 mile of the descent) is crazy steep - over 1000’ in 1/2 mile - and looks like it’d be almost suicidal in the rain. It was definitely a challenge going down.

The challenge is really this trail’s only strong point, if you’re not hiking the 4Ks then don’t bother.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

This trail had some unexpected challenges. We left 5/17 and it was in the 90s at base. The ascent to Passaconaway was relentless, the. The decent into Whiteface brought waist high snow drifts. We ended up camping out two nights after trudging up the bleak Sleepers trail to the Tripyramids. From there down Sabbaday was a good hike with stunning views and well worth the blood and sweat.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Challenging. I descending from the Tripyramids. There were numerous stream crossings. I did it last year when the water was hight.

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

Blazes are very faint and trail is hard to see at times.

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2016

Hiking the tripyramids from this trail will give you some challenges, the trial is barely marked, the yellow blazes are worn or hard to see, you must cross the sabbaday brook 4 times so be observant for where the trail picks up again on the other side, one part of the trail after a long straight section seems to lead you out onto a clear island next to the stream but the trail is a sharp left before this, always back track if you lose trail. Getting to the ridge it becomes rocky and very steep leading to the summit sign, I hiked down at night and required a lot of my seances of direction, I had to be observant and stop to search for a blaze or pink tape, It was a treat to see sabbaday falls at the end giving me a feeling of relief.

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2 months ago

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11 months ago

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Monday, August 15, 2016

recorded Sabbaday Brook Trail

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

walking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016