New Hampshire Mountains

Quick Facts
North Tripyramid (4,140 ft.) Middle Tripyramid (4,110 ft.) South Tripyramid (4,090 ft.)
Waterville Valley, NH
Best Map
AMC White Mountain Guide,
26th ed., Map #3


Strongly Recommended

Tripyramids from East Osceola ledges

     The Tripyramids consist of three peaks: North Tripyramid (4,140 ft.), Middle Tripyramid (4,110 ft.), and South Tripyramid (4,090 ft.).  They form the eastern wall of Waterville Valley in New Hampshire's White Mountains.  Many people hike all three peaks on the same trip starting at Livermore Road and using the slide trails, which form a loop.  The North and South Slide Trails are actual rock slides and offer a challenging hike because of their steepness and slipperiness.  It is generally recommended to hike up the North Slide Trail, traverse across Middle Tripyramid, and then down South Tripyramid. This is because the slabs of stone on the North Slide Trail are so steep that most people prefer going up them than down them.  The views from the peaks are nothing special but the views from the two slide trails are good and the fun of hiking on these rock slides make the Tripyramids a very memorable event.  The Osceolas, Waterville Valley, and Tecumseh can be seen to the west. Middle and North Tripyramid are two of the 48 designated 4,000 Footers in New Hampshire.  The Tripyramids earn 5 stars because hiking on those rock slabs is a blast.

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