Mosquito Beach

small and medium sized boulders and rocks on the beach and in the water.
Mosquito Beach

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Quick Facts
Trailhead for Mosquito Beach is a 36 minute (20.6 mile) drive east from Munising, Michigan.

Beach/Water Access

Mosquito Beach is a popular day-hike destination, about 4 miles roundtrip from the parking area at the end of Chapel Road. Beautiful sculptured sandstone terraces leading up to the higher cliffs are adjacent to this sand beach. The mouth of the Mosquito River is also here.  Pets are prohibited on Mosquito Beach and and all trails in the Chapel-Mosquito area.

Location: The trailhead is at the end of Chapel Road, which is 15 miles east of Munising off Alger County Road H-58. Turn left onto Chapel Road and drive five miles to the trailhead parking lot at the end. There is a vault toilet at the trailhead. Drinking water is not available.

Note: Chapel Road is a rough, backcountry road that sees heavy congestion in summer and early fall. The parking lot fills quickly, often by 9 am. 

The trail goes through a moist lowland forest and generally follows the Mosquito River. Hemlocks and other conifers are a main feature of the trail. Wildflowers are abundant in spring where deciduous trees dominate. .A spur trail leads to Mosquito Falls. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions.  

View and download the Mosquito area map before hiking.


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Last updated: October 24, 2022