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Mosquito Falls Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 140' 43 m
Descent: -200' -61 m
High: 769' 235 m
Low: 653' 199 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Jeff Menaker

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Journey from the woods to the beach in search of biting flies and some waterfall vistas.

Jeff Menaker

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly Even when combined with the short stretch of the Chapel Lake Trail, this route is short enough for kids to enjoy with the added benefit of visiting a waterfall.

Description

From the trailhead, follow signs for Mosquito Beach. You'll briefly head out on the Chapel Lake Trail. The trail will switchback down a gentle slope, and will then climb the same drainage on the other side. During the climb, the Chapel Lake Trail will be on the right, but look for the Mosquito Falls Trail to the left. Note that you'll also have to detour off of the Mosquito Beach Trail shortly. The trail will still arrive at Mosquito Beach, and you'll still have the opportunity to meet all of the biting flies and mosquitos that are there, but you'll add a little distance and a more significant descent to the falls and then climb back up towards Mosquito Campground and the beach.

The trail is well maintained, although it could use some more trail signage and blazing. The trail is primarily singletrack with a few improved creek crossings and switchbacks.

This trail is part of the Chapel Basin loop. This alternate path adds about 1 mile to the overall loop but takes in the additional scenery of Mosquito Falls.

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Oct 8, 2019
Marie Grand
First day- sunrise 7:20am-2:45pm. 8.9 miles total for the day, but some was done after this hike. Snake Lots of chipmunks calling and puffing
Sep 28, 2017
Aaron Lucius

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Mosquito Falls
Aug 19, 2019 near Munising, MI
Cascades above Mosquito Falls.
Sep 20, 2016 near Munising, MI
Mosquito Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Jul 20, 2016 near Munising, MI
Footbridge near mosquito falls
Jul 20, 2016 near Munising, MI
Beaver Pond where creeks meet.
Sep 20, 2016 near Munising, MI
Mosquito Falls.
Sep 20, 2016 near Munising, MI

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