Mosquito Falls on Mosquito River

mossy little drop deep in the woods

Upper falls
  • Gushing river under narrow bridge
  • Obvious directions
  • Upper falls
  • Hidden main falls

While small compared to the impressive Chapel or Miners Falls, Mosquito Falls holds a little charm of it's own, nestled deep in the woods a bit out of the way from the more popular trails of Pictured Rocks. It is a pair of small drops over mossy sandstone maybe four feet each. The setting and rock are more reminescent of the Nisula area of the Ottawa than the towering cliffs of this park.


Starting in Munising, head east on main roundabout on M-28 along H58 towards the Pictured Rocks National Park. Continue on H58 for 14 miles until you pass through Melstrand and see a sign for Chapel - Mosquito pointing to the left. Take this road (Chapel Drive) for a mile and turn left on 695 (Camp Rd). Turn right at the fork after another mile and continue after the fork for 3 miles. Parking lot will be on the left hand side - there should be plenty of signs along the way for 'Chapel Falls' to follow.

After parking head to the trails to the north and take the leftmost one to Mosquito Beach/Falls. Keep to the left of the forks (first one is for Chapel Lake, second one a shorter way to Mosquito Beach) and keep on the trail until it passes over Mosquito River at 1.2 miles. The falls are located a short distance below the bridge.

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