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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  • August 4, 2017
    It's on the side of road going up to Paradise. You can just park your car on the road side and take a look of this waterfall. There is a short hiking trail to view the lower part of the waterfall and ...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Easy to see- just of the road down a very short path. Beautiful waterfall with a cute bridge to add to the picture. Well worth the stop.  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    This is a smaller falls, but very picturesque. Got some great pictures. Look for flowers growing right out of the rocks  more »

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You could visit Mount Rainier National Park on a day trip from Seattle, but you'll probably want to stay in or closer to the park to maximize your time there. The park provides three developed campgrounds and one primitive one with nearly 500 individual sites between them. For extra creature comforts, book a room at either the National Park Inn or the larger Paradise Inn. Many park visitors lay their heads in the villages west of the park along National Park Highway. Places such as Jasper, Mineral Lake, and Alder Lake offer a mix of lodges, inns, and bed and breakfasts, almost all of which deliver full views of towering Mount Rainier. You might also find reasonable summer deals on hotels at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort just north of the park, though this is a less convenient option.
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