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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  • this waterfall is only a short walk down some 25 or so stairs to the viewpoint. Just off the road you will see the signs for it. there is a small parking area for about 12 cars but dont worry. people ...  more »
  • These waterfalls are located on the road that leads to the Summit via Sunrise. The stop is worth it and if you have, hiking is recommended. A moment magical nature offers us.
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  • These falls are right off the road close to Cougar Rock trail. The path to the viewpoint is a little steep but very short and easy for almost everyone. You can see other small waterfalls from the road...  more »
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  • We enjoyed through out journey. Beautiful place!
  • Visible right from the road to Paradise, Christine Falls is an obvious stop to make on a Rainier visit. Parking is limited so grab the first safe spot you see but be sure to look at both the viewpoint and the upper falls (there's a short hike to it though many people just stop around the road.) Doesn't need a long visit but with multiple tiers and stunning water in the early season it's a great fall.
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