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Busse Woods Trail System

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Address: N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone Number: (708) 366-9420
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Great Trail for Biking/Hiking/Running and Nice Lake/Picnic Areas

I live fairly close to this forest preserve and it's one of the nicest in the area. I bike there usually weekdays. Weekends the trails can be VERY busy if the weather is nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I live fairly close to this forest preserve and it's one of the nicest in the area. I bike there usually weekdays. Weekends the trails can be VERY busy if the weather is nice and it's a little more difficult to navigate. If you are just out for a leisurely time then it's fine, if you're trying to get some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to spend a week in Elk Grove village for business. This preserve is a great place to relax and walk miles of trails. A great place for family and friends too.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

With the new bridge on the west side, you no longer have to worry about dodging cars to make a lap. Much on the trail is covered from the trees, and there is an area with Elk that you ride next to.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The woods include trails, walking and cycling paths, as well as more than a few small lakes and ponds. But, if you have kids, especially small ones, there is nothing like coming here with them and showing them the herd of elk, that are located on the southwest corner of Higgins and Arlington Heights Rd. Though a fence does separate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A wooded area with large lakes, paved trails, and foot paths through the woods. Fishing and picnicking area in every section. Easily accessible by highway. Shopping, eating, and sports facilities near by.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Quiet, beautiful, relaxing and a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Several trails for a relatively non-strenuous walks. Lakes and ponds make this place a fantastic and pretty way to spend a weekend afternoon. Bring the family and get everyone's face out of their devices for the day! You'd be surprised what a day like that is truly like...amazing!

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Winchester, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While in Chicago (Elk Grove Village) for the summer, I visited Busse Woods numerous time to run. The trail is well maintained and a great spot for outdoor activities.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I like these trails but they are often muddy and it took me a while to navigate my way around the ponds on my first visit, but I am glad for a nature trail in the city and the pond is nice at sunset

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Roselle, Illinois, Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This system provides well-maintained paved trails for biking, blading, and pedestrian traffic. Several options provide varying distances, and mostly flat landscapes provide sights of plains, woods and lakes. Weekends, especially, are busy which require more care in navigation, but it is easily accessible for both residential and working users. This is a great use of public land.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

great trails to walk or ride on. But too many walking people clueless that there are bikers and runners on the trail as well

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