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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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It's a great place, but it's more about preserving the forest than convinience of visitors.

We went there on a Friday afternoon, so it was a very few visitors around. The place does look wild which is great. The price to pay is the trails are narrow, there are a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went there on a Friday afternoon, so it was a very few visitors around. The place does look wild which is great. The price to pay is the trails are narrow, there are a lot of mosquitoes in the woods and the it doesn't look like this area can absorb a lot of visitors.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good jogging trail with beautiful scenery! Easy access from Arlington heights, Schaumburg or elk grove . Be watchful with some cyclists, sometimes they put extra speed on the curve.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great forest preserve and trail system. For those unfamiliar with the area, it has an Elk Grove Village address but it is right next to Woodfield shopping center in Schaumburg (mall less than a mile from west end). Yes, it is crowded on the weekends. However, I'm here at 130 and a Tuesday afternoon and it's absolutely... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wonderful paved trails for biking or walking. Wetlands are very nice- canoe the lakes. Great quiet spot in the middle of a lot of bustle.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

All paved. Weekends it's jammed with dog walkers and little kids. During the week it's ok. Any off pavement riding is illegal and is posted. It's pretty in the many wooded areas, but if you stop in the shaded areas the mosquitoes will attack!

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arlington heights, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a beautiful ride around. There are plenty of places to park along the bike path, and it's relatively safe. I would ride with someone else, or at popular times, like weekends, just to be extra safe.

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The trails are all easy to walk, ride your bike,or skate along. You'll see lots of wildlife if you look carefully. It is a very popular venue so there will generally be lots of people on the trails as long as it's a half way decent day. Great place for a picnic and for kids and pets. Part of why... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Pretty lakes, plenty space for picnics, parking always available. Do not forget bugs spray during the summer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I run here frequently on the weekend mornings. The trails and bathrooms are always orderly and clean. Well marked trail maps. Also has a new boat house and is a great place to rent boats, kayaks, canoes. Not a lot of off trail hiking, but a great place for shady runs and for safety.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Have been visiting these trails frequently. It's beautiful in all seasons. There's plenty of parking available. Elks can be seen from entrance at Higgins- Arlington heights rd. Best fall colors can be seen from entrance off of Arlington heights rd.

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Address: N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone Number: (708) 366-9420
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elk Grove Village

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