Named after Scottish free trader William McKay, the mountain towers 1,000 feet above the city of Thunder Bay. A lookout located at the 500 ft level on the lower eastern plateau can be accessed by car. The viewing scope and skyline walkway offer a magnificent vista of the city, Lake Superior, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and the mission.
There is also a picnic area, and an easy hiking trail on the west side of the mountain where you will find some plants that are uncommon in the Thunder Bay area such as sugar maple, yellow birch, poison ivy, and dwarfed jack pine.
A small, unmaintained trail can also be used to reach the top from the lookout via the north face. This is however considered an unsanctioned hike and is considered dangerous to novice hikers.