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Busse Woods Trail System

N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(708) 366-9420
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Outdoors

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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

awesome place to take your little kids to see the elks..also nice trails for a run, walk or bike ride..they also rent out plots for bbq in the summer

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elk grove illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Well maintained and not hill filled, this has a good area of land used by folks for many purposes. but we like the bike trails, and especially when the AIC runs their annual pow wow

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great retreat to the outdoors not far from city/suburbia. A nice long bike/hike trail system, lake for fishing and boat rentals, open areas for picnics and kite flying. Take the north trail system around to the Elk Preserve and gaze at the 2nd largest North American animals as only Moose stand taller. On the south end past the lake hunt... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

great place to walk ..great fall colors I try to walk the trail 1 a week the bikers are not nice they feel this is their path and you better watch out they won't watch for you

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Took kids for fun fishing on 9/6/14. Perfect place for young kids to catch some small Bluegill. Plenty of parking available. Also there was a restroom and tube well nearby. Perfect! Recommend carrying a bug spray at this time of the year.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There is something for everyone at Busse Woods. the trials are phenomenal for running, walking, biking, rollerblading,… you name it. Now, two bridges cross over Higgins so the trail loop is fluid, you really never have to stop and the scenery is one you can appreciate over and over again. The new boat house provides rentals of ranging from canoes... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I lived in Chicago for 5 years and all I knew about Busse Woods was that it was a nice looking forest to speed through between Elk Grove and Schaumburg. Wow, was I mistaken. Upon looking for a trail for my marathon training, I uncovered this 7-mile beauty. I was incredibly impressed by the views of the lakes, elks, and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice paved trails for walking or biking. Very pleasant woods and meadows. Inexpensive boat rentals. This is a very sizable park area that allows you to feel like you've escaped into nature for a while.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Woods is a great place to ride your bicycle or just walk the trails. There are so many scenic views of lakes, prairie areas, and woods to view as you ride or walk. The trails are sometimes gently rolling and they have now built a pedestrian bridge over Higgins Road at the expressway. There are over 6 miles of... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Busse Woods has an extensive trail system. The main loop is a little over 6 miles of paved bike/walking path, but there are several miles of additional paved spur paths, as well as many side trails through the woods. It will take you through woods and fields, beside lakes, over dams, and around the elk grove, where you can watch... More 

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