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 northwestern 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 trail!

   August, 2015 by alyusha

Love it here! Not many hills, which is nice. Many varieties of scenery. To the other reviewers complaining about crowds on trails around hills ~ consider reading the Cook County Trail Rules. They specifically say to walk your bike down hills, and no ...read more


   August, 2015 by dmsmac

When I first started biking, I enjoyed this trail immensely. The main section is an approximately 8 mile loop that's fairly flat with only very gradual elevation changes (aside from approaches to the two bridges over Higgins Rd), and there's a mall on ...read more

Watch for inconsiderate bikers

   July, 2015 by pgrandt1

I love Busse Woods, but there are some bicyclist that just don't know how to follow the rules of the road. On July 3rd I was biking with a friend when along came this guy on the wrong side of the path. I yelled and yelled to him to him to get over, which ...read more