Pan Toll Ranger Station
3.5-4.1 miles from the beach (depending on what signs you are reading), is the Pan Toll ranger station. You can also drive here if you want to make the trip a little shorter. There are several campsites set up, costing $25/night (parking included). If you are backpacking in, you can stay in the designated backpacker's camp, which is only $2 a person (although only about 5 people can stay there). There are bathrooms and running water here, so it's also a great place to refill water bottles and camelbaks on your way to the top. There are a few different ways to the top. If you want a wide road, you can use the fire road, or choose the Matt Davis trail for a single-track hike through the woods.