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Busse Woods Trail System

#1 of 7 things to do in Elk Grove Village Features Animals
N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
+1 708-366-9420
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Kayaking in the Suburbs

Busse Woods is one of the best kept secrets in the suburbs. The park offers kayak and canoe... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Nice respite from the road

You might miss this park, as it's nestled in between interstates, shopping centers and residential... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trish S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“mile loop” (8 reviews)
“bike ride” (8 reviews)
N Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
+1 708-366-9420
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Busse Woods is one of the best kept secrets in the suburbs. The park offers kayak and canoe rentals and a beautiful lake to paddle around on. While the teens kayaked, the adults were able to go hiking. In years past, I have taken my...More

1  Thank HolliFam
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might miss this park, as it's nestled in between interstates, shopping centers and residential areas. We didn't get to stay too long, but we enjoyed checking everything out. Plenty of runners, walkers and cyclists use this park, and there's an area to rent kayaks...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The woods remind me of being in the country. The bike/walking paths are well kept. Being there is like taking a one day vacation.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we did not get to stay as long as I'd like to check out this beautiful park. We had taken our dogs here to wear them out but I will say the park is clean, the trails are nice - we will definitely be...More

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a cool place to go on a hot day! Explore the woods and discover nature in its pristine form. Great for walking or trail biking.

Thank 54Bubba54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice trail system, but be warned: the locals take their bike riding very seriously - stay on the left side of the path (it's divided with lines just like a road) and move over to let the bikes pass. They ride fast and they...More

Thank Kay_Ayim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large selection of trails to choose from, as well as several lakes for canoeing or fishing. Mileage on the trails varies, some in a loop.

Thank CLK56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fine place to go and leave the daily issues and concerns behind and spend some time with nature. A great time is early morning.

Thank grovergroup
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My sister and I went to 'Chicago River Canoe and Kayak' in Busse woods this morning and rented a tandem kayak( $20 per hour). The guys there were very nice and helped with life vests to assure proper fit and helped launch us into the...More

1  Thank luluzulubam
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have been riding Busse Woods Trail System since I was a kid. It was fun to do it again some 15 years later. While much has changed in the areas that the trail goes through it's still a great trail to ride or walk

Thank Q4240KFpeterl
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31 March 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