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Tripyramids via Sabbaday Brook Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lincoln, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 10.5 mi Elevation gain 3,005 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

Snow

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Catherine W.
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HikingGreat!

Hiked the two tripyramids that are 4000 footers from Sabbaday trial out and back on a Friday (7/31). We were the third car at trailhead at 7:15, but it was packed with tourists coming to see the falls on our way out, as expected. Hiking Trail after the first water crossing was very quiet on a Friday, which was our hope since unfortunately many hikers and people in NH seem to either believe there’s no pandemic or that masks and social distancing are unnecessary outside. . Nice trail. Not technical aside from first three water crossing which were slippery. Poles helped. Definitely need waterproof hiking boots. If you cross in sneakers they will get wet. And nobody wants to hike 11 miles with wet feet. I think it took us 5:50 in and out, not counting breaks at the peaks. A few partial views but we are peak bagging and wary of crowded tight trails during COVID, so fewer views = fewer unmasked hikers to try to navigate around.

Liz Herrick
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Hiking

This is a great route for those of us who don't want to brave the slide trails. The stream crossings required finding routes slightly up- or down-stream of the trail, but were passable. The steep part of the trail has some slab, but it is all has good grip—rough with small footholds. I'm a chicken and I was ok with it. This trail was not crowded, although it was busy up at the top and back at the bottom when I returned. Overall, great hike!

Melissa McCormick
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BackpackingOver grown

Backpacked the loop counter clockwise, first half of the trip was poorly marked, but plenty of water. Camped at a stealth site right on west sleeper peak. Views lackluster until Passaconway. Not too much of a scramble, trail was dirt and nice on the feet. Great easy trail for a first solo overnight

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Max Baxter
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Hiking

views kinda sucked, trail is decently marked, pretty gradual until you get close to the split in the trail - it gets decently steep there

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J VE
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HikingBugs

Absolutely awesome trail!! One of my favorite 4000 footers (but I dont care that much about summit views). I really wanted to do the tripyramids but was worried about my dogs on the slide. This hike had lots of awesome stream crossing that the dogs loved. Just wouldn't want to try it after a big rain. My distance was about 11.5 miles as well. Its was a pretty moderate - albeit long - hike. Only a few people on the trail although the trailhead and the falls were packed.

Stephanie Cawley
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HikingBugs

Nice easy grade and footing for the first 2-3 miles, a little steeper at 3-4, then very steep the last mile to the trail junction with the Mt Tripyramid Trail. Having summited these peaks before via the Pine Bend Trail I definitely preferred this route! A very enjoyable and esthetically pleasing hike. And the quick jaunts to both summits of North and Middle Tripyramid was quick and relatively easy. Not the greatest view at either but not bad and the trail itself made up for the lack of view. The Sabbaday Brook will calm your soul as you hike and provide all the water you need. Bugs were a little more active than desired but it's summer in New Hampshire so.... PS. my app occasionally cuts out for some reason and stops recording. This is an 11.5 mile hike, not the 8.5 it recorded.

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Keith Jean
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Hiking

The brook crossings were a little tricky that day and slowed me down, but manageable. Very damp in the valley, rained on the way back. Bugs werent a problem untill stopping on the summits. The hike down to the slide on North Trypyramid was definitely worth the effort hiking down and back up a little bit. The summit views were decent, but the slide view was excellent, and less buggy. Very humid day, the climb up the mountain was not bad, and was probably the part I enjoyed most (besides taking photos, and also making the aquaintance of two toads and a red squirrel during the climb) Saw a few people on way up, none on the way back untill the falls. Summits felt busy, but theres not a lot of room on them.

Thomas Ricciardelli
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Amanda DeRosa
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

This was our first 4,000fter in the white mountains and it was a great hike! The entire trail up until the climb was beautiful! Very few people, very many bugs. Lots of water crossings, mostly in the beginning of the hike. The summits were super buggy and hot. Soaking our feet at the end of the hike at the bottom of the falls was a great way to end!

Nick Hopkins
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Zach Hall
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HikingBugsScramble

Hiked this trail for the first time and have to say that I absolutely loved it. There’s a decent amount of varying terrain throughout as well. You start at Sabbaday Falls and after checking out the Lower Falls you begin following the brook up into the mountains. There are numerous crossings of the brook, but I didn’t find any of them to be particularly challenging. The bugs weren’t great by the water but as long as you’re moving I didn’t find them to be too oppressive. Gradual ascent is the trade off for a much longer trail route. The last mile and a half or so is pretty intense as you gain a lot of elevation in a short sprint. The views don’t necessarily just present themselves at either summit of the Tripyramids, but you can find them with a little poking around. Unfortunately the bugs at the summit were wild. Stopping to take in the summit, snap some photos and have a bite to eat was hard trying to avoid the swarms of bugs. Overall the hike itself was really great! A little longer then I expected after everything was said and done, but not by a lot. Definitely would love to come back to this in the fall and have some photos along the brook with the foliage. Dog approved too! Charlie made it the entire way up and down and only needed help crossing the brook once.

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Jim Murray
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Hiking

Did this hike Sunday with my wife and hiking partner. Number 73 and 74 of 115 This really is a beautifull hike along the brook for miles. As described it does take some searching for the trail at many of the brook crossings no cairns or paint blazes at most crossings but not impossible to find trail with searching as trail is well worn. After about three 1/2 miles the climbing start,s with some great rock scrambles which can be steep but not hardly impassable. After gaining the ridge the hike is pretty moderate to north peak. And the same back to middle tripyramid. The trail is in great shape throughout the hike. With some great trail maintenance a shout out to the trail maintainer thank you. Pretty busy on the summits which have limited views but the views you get are great! Try to enjoy the long trip back to the car by looking around. Lady slippers are beginning to bloom saw 4 or 5 fully bloomed at around 3200 ft as well as trout Lilly’s every where. Enjoy

Susannah Clark
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Hiking

I hiked this as the first day of the Kate Sleeper Loop, which is a really lovely and not too strenuous one-night backpack trip. The trail starts out fairly easy; the major difficulty I had was in crossing the brook, when I almost always had to go up or down a bit to find a good crossing spot and then had to whack around in the bushes on the other side for a bit to find the trail again, but it’s a very obvious trail so that was no difficulty. When the going got tough it was not too tough and not for very long, making this overall a pleasant trail.

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Angie Driftmeyer
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Yris Fraden
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Tom Mac
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Hiking

Hiked 1/5/20 Beautiful trail, but not well marked. We were the first to hike the trail after it had snowed so we were forced to keep checking AllTrails to make sure we were still on path. Last quarter mile was very steep and had deep powder. Couldn’t get enough traction in snow shoes, had to turn around.

Ron Tebbetts
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Hiking

Not much to add. This would be a challenging trail in the spring during snowmelt. You cross Sabbaday Brook six times, three at the beginning and three right before you start on the uphill climb. There are 20 stream crossings between the Sabbaday Brook crossing most of which were dry or nearly dry. Another 2-3 inches of water in Sabbaday Brook and you will get wet! Trail was a bit confusing around the second three crossings. Once you get to the Wilderness sign, the blazes nearly stop. The few that are still there offer a reassurance that you are still on the trail. As mentioned, the last 0.9 mi is steep and would be difficult in the rain. Not much to see at the top. Just a check in the box if you are doing the 4000 footers. Trail was good except for a new blowdown.

Anna Wright
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Hiking

I really enjoyed this trail. There are a couple of confusing spots where you could wander off trail but it’s very easy to see where the trail picks back up. It’s a nice soft walk in and then gets really steep with scrambling the last half mile till you get to the fork. Views from the first peak are non existent but there are some good views from the second. Beware of the multiple water crossings!

Alden Reed
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Hiking

Very decent trail that starts as a walk through heavily wooded forest along the stream with the last quarter of the trail gradually getting steeper until there are a few nice steep pitches before making it to the middle peak. First 3/4 of the trail was a good trail run with the occasional downed tree. Not much of a view from any of the peaks, but about 0.2 miles NW from North peak there's a rocky cliff with great panoramic views east to northwest. While the mileage says 10.5, the distance I recorded was closer to 12 (including my ~1/2 mile detour). Not heavily trafficked so this is a great trail to get away--until you arrive back at the falls on the way down and encounter the flip flop wearing, selfie stick toting riff-raff.

Mike Flynn
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Hiking

This trail was excellent. The first three miles are relatively simple , crossing the brook was easy since the water was pretty low. Sabbaday Falls was very cool. It is a heavily wooded hike. The only very difficult part was the last 900 feet to the saddle between North and Middle Peaks. The best views are from Middle Peak- North Peak has very limited views. We didn’t see many people until we hit the summit, then there were several good size groups at the top and on the way back down. By the time we were heading back, during the last couple of miles we could all feel it in our legs, knees or feet. We had two guys in their late 50’s and three guys in their early to mid twenties. the weather was perfect. It did get a little chilly at the top, a little less than 50 degrees. It took us 6: hours and 45 minutes to do the round trip hike from Sabbaday Falls picnic area.

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Roberta Fretz
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Hiking

Ha! We really did give it our best shot. We are experienced hikers. Shortly after the touristy part of the trail it pretty much faded into non-existence. For the life of us we could not find trail. We kept crossing the river to try to find it but we were basically bushwhacking it. On top of that the mosquitoes were HORRENDOUS! Even with deep woods OFF on I was still getting bit. Funny, my husband didn’t get bitten once. It was a very wet spring which might explain the excess of bugs since bugs usually aren’t a problem when we are hiking in NH. After about 1.5 miles we aborted and turned around. We ended up hiking South Hancock.

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