Busse Woods Trail

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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.


Busse Woods Bike Trail

   September, 2013 by akelkar

This is probably the best forest preserve for biking/walking/running in the NW Suburbs. I use this trail for biking but it has facilities for plenty of other activities like fishing, boating, picnics, etc. If you're on the trail you only have to stop ...read more

Nice for getting out of the city.

   July, 2013 by dogboy15213

Love this trail! It's not far from the city but feels worlds away. On a nice day there are walkers & slow pokes. But compared to the Chicago Lake path I usually ride; it's practically deserted. So you can keep a pretty fast pace if you like without a ...read more

Great easy trail

   April, 2013 by ryanalf

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. read more