You start by making a slow descent to the lowest point of the trail, which is marked by an interesting creek crossing. After which, you start the climb out, back to Phase 2
. The trail is such that you won't really notice that you're climbing. It has a nice mixture of gradual climbs interrupted by short little descents.
There are a several log overs, but only two are difficult. The trail can remain wet for sometime, because of the trail location in the park.