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A lovely pair of waterfalls that are separated by a small section of swiftly flowing water. The water drops over a small wall at the main falls, and the section above is formed by a beautiful cascade.

Short Hike: The route to Mosquito Falls makes for a great hike that leads visitors through a mixed mature forest to the falls in just over two miles round trip. From the trailhead, travel along the easy Chapel Lake Trail until the Mosquito Falls Trail starts on the left.

This trail traverses a ravine carved into the sandstone bedrock. At the bottom of the hill, you'll find a beaver dam where the creeks meet. The trail continues to follow the river upstream for about another .8 miles. Plenty of hemlock roots along the way form natural steps in the steep topography. The main waterfall is located just after a mile. Here, the river drops over a wall 5-6' high. With some effort, you can climb down below the fall and explore the sandstone carved by the river.

When you're finished retrace the route back to the parking area, or if you're hiking the longer Chapel Basin hike, keep traveling clockwise around the loop.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Ja Fi

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Jul 15, 2018
Emily Goergen
Favorite Areas. Feels prehistoric and lots of opportunities to just enjoy nature.
Oct 19, 2017
Tim Gaskins
Oct 8, 2017
Becca Goughnour
Did this hike a little spontaneously, but I really wish we could have spent more time exploring here! Be sure to hike to Mosquito Beach!
Sep 2, 2016
Jenna Morton
Mosquito beach is arguably one of the most beautiful areas of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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