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Busse Woods Trail System

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One of the best trails for bikes in the system

We live about two miles from Busse and use this trail almost once per week in good weather. My wife... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Trail is great

The train goes through varied scenery, I really enjoy coming here. You can rent a kayak or bring... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
katie k
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N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live about two miles from Busse and use this trail almost once per week in good weather. My wife and I are more casual riders for exercise, find this track well groomed and kept up by the local Forest Preserve District. Nice amount of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank fddude86
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The train goes through varied scenery, I really enjoy coming here. You can rent a kayak or bring your own and see the Elk that are fenced off (mainly come out during cooler temps). The loop includes two bridges that cross Higgins so there is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katie k
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Nice trail. A moderate amount of walkers, runners and bikes. Quiet and easily accessible! Even rode a Night Ride with the Local Bike club and it was a delight!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Busse Woods Trail is a beautiful trail in the middle of very industrial and busy communities like Elk Grove, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows.It is around man-make lake, big part of it is in the shade of many trees, like forest. Its very refreshing and beautiful. I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Absolutely love going to Busse Woods. I take my dog walking often and I go jogging or skating as well. Great way to get some excersize and fresh air. Absolutely love this area!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lsmalmquist
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I came to Busse to participate in the Margarita Madness 5k. The walk took us through some of the trails and near some of the water. It was absolutely beautiful!! This is a wonderful area to take a walk or go on a picnic. Many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AmyS5241
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

It is refreshing to find a nature trail that has beauty and a mix of nature. Great running track. It has people on it. So, if there were issues, someone would be close by. However, it was not packed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D7323MOpatrickl
Reviewed 13 July 2018

There are several bridges. There are a few boardwalks through swampy areas. The trails are open only to foot traffic. There are many, or very many, benches throughout to stop to enjoy a nice view. I saw 4 deer, there are plenty of deer to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Megan S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Was looking for somewhere different to kayak and was told about Busse Woods with 460 acres of water. Could not believe the size, was not just a lake. You have a lot of options of which way to go and how far you want to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Slidersue
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Wow! I loved walking this expansive trail system. It's well-maintained, well-marked, and has plenty of free parking. There are also restrooms along the trails. It was busy with walkers, runners, bicyclists, and roller-bladers, but we didn't feel crowded, even with all the activity. It's such...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Signal_CPTs
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Echo F
8 May 2018|
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Response from Fer P |
I was told Is not allow and you can get a tickets so I couldn’t try :(
1 April 2015|
Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
It is approximately halfway through the woods on Higgins Ave. North of Higgins. Go to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County website: fpdcc. Here is a link to a map: downloads/maps/pdf/bw_trailmap.pdf