Christine Falls Viewpoint, Mount Rainier National Park

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Christine Falls is a waterfall on Van Trump Creek in Pierce County, Washington. The falls are 69ft feet high and are best known for having a bridge spanning the lower drop. The upper drop is 32ft high and is almost impossible to film in tandem with the oft-photographed 37ft lower tier. The lower tier is probably one of the most commonly photographed locations in the Mount Rainier area.The falls were named in honor of Christine Van Trump, the daughter of P. B. Van Trump. In 1889 Christine, then nine years old, accompanied her father on an ascent of Mount Rainier, as far as her strength would allow. She made it to the 10000ft level, even though she had a crippling nervous disorder.Debris flows of 2001The debris flows of 2001 scoured the creek’s banks clean of plant life, and altered the falls. It took a large chunk of rock and dumped it into the upper tier of the falls, altering it a bit.
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  • Very convenient location with parking right off the highway. Popular stop because of the large restroom facility. It's fun to watch the fall right by the bridge which is close enough to almost touch t...  more »
  • Christine Falls viewpoint is another easy stopping place on the way to Paradise viewpoint. There are plenty of parking spots with easy off and on to the main road. Again, a wide angle sens is a good o...  more »
  • We did not enter from the Nisqually entrance on our 1st visit to Mt. Rainier and Paradise Inn so I made it my mission to see this lovely fall on our way out. The falls is beautifully framed by a histo...  more »