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Busse Woods Trail System

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N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
+1 708-366-9420
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Surprise in the city!

The greater Chicago area has many "Forest Preserves." This one is readily accessible to highways... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Great idea - poor execution

The Busse Woods Trail System is a great example of how government bureaucracy and meddling can ruin... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Kenneth K
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“mile loop” (8 reviews)
“bike ride” (8 reviews)
N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The greater Chicago area has many "Forest Preserves." This one is readily accessible to highways and major roads and on a rainy, dreary, November day was a great spot of fall foliage. The drive through the park passes several parking lots and rest areas. There...More

Thank comfortnurse
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Busse Woods Trail System is a great example of how government bureaucracy and meddling can ruin a concept. The trail system is (at best) adequate with about 8 miles around the forest preserve. However, it is old and hasn't been updated to accommodate the...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Fun trails and clean lake w boating rentals and fishing. Fun bike walk skate trails. Lots of sport fields too.

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We came to this park a number of days during our recent stay. There are miles of trails and the scenery is great for walkers and runners. Fishing ponds abound. The preserve is maintained well. Most of the rest rooms were open when we were...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a beautiful place for a picnic with your family. My company used to have our company picnic here every year and there was always plenty of parking and the grounds were always well maintained. So many things to do here such as hiking,...More

Thank suz9362
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Busse Woods has a great bike/hiking trail with beautiful surrounds. There are lakes and all kinds of wildlife as a backdrop.

Thank AUF57
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is a 7 mile bike ride. Be prepared for a long ride. The trail is well marked and paved. There are parking lots in between so you do not have to do the entire ride if you choose not to

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The bike trails are great and also good for walking. Nice forest views and they also have an Elk area for the kids to enjoy.

Thank MJS05012012
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I often ride my bike to the Busse Woods bike trail. It is all asphalt and an easy ride for experienced bicyclists as well as families that want to take a nice ride together. The sites are nice and you can stop along the way...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Maybe better since far less congested. Lake and forest views are wonderful. Well maintained trails Pleasant people. Lots of space You would never know you are in the middle of suburbia.

Thank gstrange8
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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