Elevation gain: 3000 ft to the top of the peak, or about 2000 ft to the alpine meadows.
A steep trail from a parking lot at the end of an old road leads through shady forest of huge trees and past some old mining remains to nice alpine meadows. The trail is generally easy to follow through the forest and is well marked until the meadows and small tarns are reached.
There are great views here back to the town of Terrace in the river valley, and also to the various open ridges in the alpine. At this point the route is unmarked but generally follow faint trails in the meadows, around ponds and up the rocky slopes towards the obvious summit to your left from the end of the marked trail.
At the top there is a large cairn and panoramic views of the Skeena valley and surrounding ranges. You can also see the glaciers of the Seven Sisters park in the distance. Bornite mountain at 5800 ft is the highest peak close to Terrace and has the most impressive views.
Take highway 16 for 19km east of Terrace to Kleanza Creek Provincial Park. Don't turn into the campsite but take the Bornite Mountain logging road, just past the Park where you also see a small vertical post marked with Bornite Mtn - as the trail sign. Drive 4.5 km up this road - watch for many logging trucks. You may park here if you feel like a steep bike ride up the next 7km to the trailhead. // As of Fall 2016, this section is driveable but heavily brushed in.
You need to turn left here onto the signed Bornite trail access road. It is a very narrow and steep road. After 1km there is a large dip, from washouts. You should use a 4x4 vehicle with some clearance on this rough road. The road ends after 7km and about 2000ft climb, at a small parking lot with an outhouse. The trail sign is on your left. At first the trail is very narrow and steep, as it passes through a logged out area. The trail improves as it enters the old growth forest.
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