The Busse Woods Trail system is located within Ned Brown Forest Preserve, a 3,700-acre property in the western suburbs of Chicago. There are 11.2 miles of paved trails for cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians. The main loop is nearly 8 miles, circling some lakes and meadows, while a couple of much shorter side loops will take you to the north and south end of the forest preserve.
The Busse Woods Trail connects with the Schaumburg Bikeway on the west, and on the north, Busse Woods links to the Rolling Meadows Bikeway system. Some key features of the forest preserve include fishing, boat rentals and a small herd of captive resident elk. The trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
Parking and Trail Access
The Busse Woods Trail in Ned Brown Preserve is located just east of Woodfield Mall. Access the park at E. Higgins Rd. and Arlington Heights Rd. in Elk Grove Village.
Great easy trail
Busse woods is awesome for a fun easy family ride. Park on the north side of Higgins, near route 355. Bike traffic moves at an easy pace. The elk herd on the east side are a good place for a rest stop.
5 stars for elk
http://ilbob.blogspot.com/2012/09/20120926-busse-woods-elk-pasture.html I stopped here a few days ago and took some video and pictures of the elk. Pretty cool.
I'm new to trail biking but this trail was fantastic! Beautiful nature, and generally a pretty flat trail making it easy for most people. Trail tracker calculated 7.6 miles following the red trail, took me just about an hour. Lots of places to stop and ...