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Busse Woods Trail System

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Very large forest area, lots of walking trails

Absolutely love going to Busse Woods. I take my dog walking often and I go jogging or skating as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Itasca, Illinois
Beautiful Trail

I came to Busse to participate in the Margarita Madness 5k. The walk took us through some of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy S
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N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

1  Thank Slidersue
Reviewed 5 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

1  Thank Signal_CPTs
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Not too far fr my hotel in Schaumburg. A real wide open area with several lakes and long enough trails for walks, bike, jogs, etc. Can get a little crowded on the trails but for the most past, not too difficult to navigate around. Mostly...More

Thank Eugene N
Reviewed 27 February 2018

My wife and I were in Elk Grove Village on Family business. While returning from a meeting we saw this park. It is bordered by a major road and hard to miss. It was cold and snow covered but we stopped briefly. There are hiking...More

Thank ChristianBrother
Reviewed 18 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

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Echo F
9 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