Busse Woods Loop Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.
off road driving
cross country skiing
Had a nice group outing here. We did the full 7 mile loop trail. Some wonderful fall colors and lake view. Trail is paved so more of a walk than a hike. Very busy constantly moving out of the way of bikers. Sounds of traffic and airplanes never leave you for the span of the trail so not much peace and quiet. The lake views are lovely and it was an overall nice experience.
Love the views from this paved (and often overcrowded) trail.
Glass-half-empty people will complain that it's crowded, but on the positive side, Busse Woods is one of the best places to people watch the various cultures that live in the area. The eastern Europeans often inspire me because I regularly see people old enough to be my parents, but who are rollerblading or biking faster than me.
Fun because it's close but it is basic and crowded.
Super easy, flat. Hike or bike. Nice way to get a little nature fix outside of the city.
I walked the Busse Woods Loop Trail during my recent trip to Chicago area. The trail was flat and fully asphalt paved so it is not much a hiking but an easy walking. I walked the loop in 2 hours. The woods was peaceful and the traffic was light on a late Friday afternoon. I enjoyed it.
Parking can be an issue especially the parking lot close the elf enclosure. Always fun to hike a bit and see the elk, but fall is really the best time to visit.