The trail continues past Kinsey Creek and soon passes Etter Cabin. It will soon climb higher above the beach and pass through a short wooded section as it rounds a point. It then descends closer to the beach, rounds another corner and soon you will be at Big Flat where you will find a fairly majestic compound with a few fancy cabins. There is also an airstrip here which I understand is out of commission, though we did hear an airplane fairly low overhead while hiking inland to Rattlesnake Ridge.
Once we arrived at Big Flat we made a mistake. You see, we wanted to hike up to Kings Peak so we decided to camp at Bear Hollow campground over 2000 feet above. I would recommend you camp at Big Flat and day hike to Kings Peak. It will be a tough hike, but you won't be carrying a full pack.
So, from Big Flat we followed the trail inland. It starts out pretty flat and crosses the creek a few times. I understand that this 2 mile section of trail changes somewhat from year to year depending on what gets washed out during the winter storms. At the final creek crossing the trail begins a laborious climb consisting of many switchbacks. Be sure to stock up on water at this creek because once you begin to climb there won't be another place to get water until Bear Hollow.
The switchbacks here are steep and slippery with many roots to climb over creating a stair-like effect. This is one of the hardest climbs I have ever hiked despite its relatively low elevation (I usually backpack near or above timberline). Eventually the trail levels out somewhat and within a mile or so we arrive at Bear Hollow, a poor and buggy campsite with spring water trickling from a pipe at the back of the campsite.