(You may click on the picture
for a larger version.)
- Water Source:
- Mosquito River
- About 10 foot drop
- 5 miles northwest of Melstrand
- From H-58 just north of Melstrand
turn left onto the gravel road marked by the Chapel Falls
sign. Follow the signs about 6 miles to the Chapel Falls
parking area. From the parking lot near the restrooms is
a sign for the trail to Mosquito Falls.
- The trail is marked from the
parking area, and is about 1.2 miles. The trail is steep
at times and rougher than the trail to Chapel Falls: it
has some switchbacks up the hills. You will reach a
wooden sign marking Mosquito Falls. There is an arrow
someone carved into the sign pointing farther down the
trail. I continued to follow the trail and came to
another falls that actually appeared bigger than Mosquito
Falls. Just beyond that falls the trail comes out to a
road which crosses the river.
- Other Information:
- The photo above is not of Mosquito
Falls (that photo did not turn out) but of the unnamed
falls beyond Moquito Falls. If anyone knows the name of
the falls in the photo, I would appreciate hearing from
- I followed a different trail to
Mosquito Falls from that which is given in the Michigan
Waterfall book. Their directions are from the road
leading to the parking lot. I believe the marked trail is
more recent than the book. However, the trail in the book
may not be as rough to walk as the trail I took.
- See also Chapel Falls, which
you can get to from the same parking lot.
- Other Photo
Here is a close up of the waterfall.
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Page last updated 29 Jul 2006.
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