This is the real trailhead, but it is still about 1/2 mile from the Big Pine Creek sign to here. If I knew, I'd have saved 45 minutes of taking my shoes off twice at the creek and bushwhacking on my way up. The way I went it was coming up on this gravel road on the left. I thought the trail was right straight up from that curve in the background. So when I got to that curve, I went straight up, rather than coming around and catching the trail from here. The way I should have come would have been from literary across the gravel road from this trail head. There is the trail that goes/comes from the parking lot.