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I would not call this easy in the fall months, due to the fallen leaves obscuring the trail at times, and especially when there has been as much rain as there has been in the UP this fall. The trail is very close to the Tahquamenon River at times, so that if the river is flooded, so is your trail. There were 2 different sections where I had to remove socks/shoes and wade through knee-deep water to continue on the trail. It is posted at the trailhead as a "primitive" trail, and they are right. Good footwear and supplies are a must, as cell signal is VERY sparse. But it's a beautiful hike; definitely worth it!

Fun loop!!! Such a beautiful hike!

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21 days ago

Nice trail. Great falls.

Great views of the lake and dunes. The lighthouse and property are neat too

loved this trail

great trail and pretty views

Super fun trail super great scenery. Definitely not easy though I’d say it was moderate i was feeling it the next day. It was quite muddy when we went so definitely wear decent shoes and watch your footing lots of roots and rocks on the trail! Overall though...worth it.

AMAZING! I didn't know Lake Superior was so beautiful. We did the loop in early September and went counterclockwise. The beach was great. Trail was busy but thinned out toward the end. Lots of look-outs. Mosquito falls was muddy but fun. We stayed in Munising hiking for a week and I think I only got 2 mosquito bites the whole time. I would say moderate is accurate for this trail. Took 5 hours to do the trail and that's including an hour stop at the beach for lunch. 100% would recommend this hike.

The construction is complete and the hike is easy. Beautiful views of the falls and canyon. There is also an access trail to the North Country Trail off the path to the falls. It is well marked.

Without a question, probably one of the best hikes in Michigan. Super easy trail to follow and the colors were still amazing.

This trail is beautiful. We hiked this trail on October 5 and there was quite a bit of fall color. There were no bugs at all and the weather was a little chilly, but not too bad overall. On the chapel trail there were a few parts where it was muddy, but it was not too difficult. However, the mosquito trail portion seemed to be mostly mud and water. There had been a storm the day before, so that definitely made everything wetter. It took us about five hours to finish the loop and the views along the rocks are not to be missed. Chapel rock and Beach were two of our favorites especially when you have a little bit of fall color on top of the rocks. There were not too many people on the trail and it was very peaceful. At times it was completely silent, which was a little spooky :) Overall I would highly recommend this trail, but make sure you have good waterproof boots!

Absolutely a gorgeous hike in the fall. With plenty of places to stop and take pictures, catch your breath from the hills or just the beauty, I’d say give yourself a good 7-8 hours to hike this trail. Keep an eye on weather leading up to your trip because plenty of low lying spots get muddy. Temps can vary, coastal temps are much cooler than inland so wear layers. No wildlife was seen but plenty of people. Only serious hikers should attempt the loop, most regulars turn back at he beach so it will be quiet and lonely walking the cliffs to mosquito falls. Enjoy the peace and solitude this trail brings. Quite a special Michigan adventure!

I went from Mosquito around to chapel. Very picturesque. I got confused a couple time where the trail wasnt marked well. But hey!! I made it out !!

The good part of the trail was under construction so you couldn’t see anything. I’m sure it’s cool when it’s open

1 month ago

Gorgeous gorgeous views from the rocks, and plenty of areas to climb around and get spectacular views of the lakeshore and surrounding islands

Amazing hike but with the side hikes for the views ended up being 12 miles. Was worth every step. Truly amazing

Excellent trail. Stop and see the shipwreck, lots of good rock hunting. The light house was nice and the trail beyond was beautiful.

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1 month ago

A beautiful hike with breathtaking views and waterfalls at every turn.

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2 months ago

Nice trail , easier compared to the other trails in the area .. Have picnic tables at the beginning of the trail, for a quick snack

I hiked this trail just last Sunday! It was absolutely the best trail, ever!!! The views were gorgeous, the trail was well-marked, etc. I cannot say enough good about this trail...it’s simply a “must do!” Happy hiking!!! :)

Oh! And the bugs....there weren’t any!!

We started from Lower Falls campground and did the round trip between the falls. I would definitely call this trail moderate rather than easy as there are a lot of stairs, hills, and roots. Make sure to bring water and sturdy footwear - this is not the hike to wear flip-flops on!

The scenery was nice and went from woods to swamp and back again. We didn't see much wildlife though due to the trail being so heavily trafficked. The views along the river were still a treat though and we got some great landscape photos. If I were in the park again I'd probably do one of the less popular trails.

falls are definitely something to see. very nice trail.

Easy out and back worth the effort.

This trail has some amazing scenery but is not easy. Just as you enter the trail, there is a warning sign , letting you know people have fallen to their death or have been seriously injured, so why is this is rated easy. It might be a short hike but there’s some tricky navigating. The diabase canyons and pictographs are the highlights. Wish they would put some sort of rail system to hold onto where the pictographs are located, it was wet and slippery when we went and didn’t get to see all of the pictographs because of the risk factor. I wouldn’t recommend bringing your dog to trail and there’s a sign saying no dogs.

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2 months ago

Nice quick trail from parkway my lot to viewing stand. Trail is wide smooth and well maintained. Not very view of the waterfall from the lower platform

Great trail and super-fun climb past the viewing platform to stand at the bottom of the falls and feel the mist!

Very nice easy hike. The trail is an access road to the light house from the parking lot. It is sand and gravel with some potholes that fill up when it rains. The sign says no pets but we ignored it because there’s another sign that says dogs allowed if on a road. The lighthouse museum is open during the summer staffed by volunteers. We met a nice retired lady from Whitehall Michigan. I think it’s only open wed thru sat. But I’m not sure. Some ice views of the waves from the trail.

beautiful fall and love to feel the mist when stand front of the fall

Easy trail to very nice waterfalls. They were constructing a staircase to the bottom of the falls when we were there (8/29/18).

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