For access to the Mesabi TrailTM from Highway 169, exit onto Hwy 82/7th Street and continue north approximately .3 mile. Trail access is at 3rd Ave. and 7th Street.
Along the Trail, 8 miles west of Hibbing is the town of Keewatin. O'Brien Reservoir is two miles west and offers a swimming beach and a boat launch.
On the Fourth of July, the famous a foot race, the "Two Town Ten Trillion Nanomoter" is held on the Mesabi Trail between the communities of Keewatin and nearby Nashwauk.
There is a cafe, a gas station, and a store in Keewatin.