As long as you don't mind exposure this is the route to take for these treed summits. The slides allow you amazing views of the surrounding White Mountains!

The trailhead is located along Tripoli Road at a large parking area known as Livermore S. Trailhead.  There is a $5.00 a day parking pass required. 

The first 3.6 miles of this hike is more of a leisurely walk along the gravel Livermore Road.  There is a nice brook along much of the way as well.  At approximately the 2.6 mile mark you will pass the south end of the Mt. Tripyramid Trail, this will be your return spot.

The North Slide is reached about a half mile from the Livermore Trail.  Now the climbing begins!  I do not recommend this route if it is wet.  The trail will consist of rock, gravel and steep slabs.  You will gain 1,200 feet in only a half mile.  The upper part of the slide consists of loose rocks and gravel.  I suggest keeping a safe distance between climbers as some rocks can dislodge.  The slide will end and you will exit on the left.  Continue the climb for a short ways before reaching the intersection with the Pine Bend Brook Trail.  You will turn right and follow the trail across the North Peak (4,180 feet), Middle Peak (4,140 feet) and South Peak (4,100 feet). It is fairly easy with moderate ups and downs.   North & Middle Peak are part of the New England 4000 Footers.

Once you traverse across you will begin your descent on the South Slide.  It is steep and has a lot of loose rock so use caution and keep a safe distance between hikers.   Once you reach the bottom it is about a  two mile walk along an old logging road that parallels and crosses several brooks. 

You will then return to the Livermore Trail for a 2.6 mile walk back to the parking lot. 

Pack List

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Map
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
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RT Distance 11.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 3000 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Advanced
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Easy Parking


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Overall rating: 

Challenging but rewarding

I loved this hike! I really had to push my limits and get over some fears on the way down the North slide. I would absolutely recommend going North - Middle - South and back down towards Livermore, we were really sketched out as a team going down the North slide.

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