Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Mosquito Falls is one of the smaller waterfalls tucked away in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It does not have the impressive height of Sable Falls or power of Miner’s, but it is nonetheless just as beautiful.
The hike to Mosquito falls is 2.4 miles and is over moderately challenging terrain. Hikers traverse over root covered trails and boardwalks through peaceful forestscape.
One of our favorite times to go is in early spring when the nights are still cold. Marigold Marshes are in full bloom, lining the creek, and the mosquito populations have yet to appear. When visiting later in the season, be sure to pack some good spray and a bug net.
The trailhead begins at Chapel trailhead, about 14 miles east of Munising. The parking area fills fast so get there early. From the trailhead, follow the signs for Mosquito Beach (the western trail). You will be following the Chapel Basin trail for a short distance. Be sure to Keep an eye out for the trail for Mosquito Falls. It will be on the left.
For a longer hiker, continue past the falls to Mosquito Beach or complete the 10.4 mile Chapel Basin Loop. This loop includes Mosquito Falls, Mosquito Beach, Chapel falls, Chapel rock, and additional views of the Lake Superior Shoreline from the NCT.