For access to the Mesabi TrailSM (see map)
McKinley, located between Gilbert and Biwabik, is primarily a residential small community offering limited services, but nearby McKinley Lake offers recreational opportunities. The Trail, scheduled to pass nearby, will be accessible from the community.
The defining features are the view and environment along the Mesabi Trail. Rural and rustic, natural woods on high rolling hills abound.
McKinley is near Biwabik and Gilbert. Both towns offer most major services.