I wasn't sure if I hiked the entire trail but it was a great hike either way. I did get to the area with the birdhouses, and walked at least a mile and a half past that on the jeep trail until the high reeds were surrounding me. I saw a deer on the way out and 5 armadillos and 2 hikers on the way back. The solitude was wonderful. I didn't have to pay a fee to get in Taylor Park, but that might only have been because the gate was up and no attendant was on duty today.