Explore the most popular trails in Ned Brown Forest Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
4 days ago

that's a badass trail that's quick started out at Higgins and 90 before I knew it I was at like Arlington heights road and Landwehr and then Higgins and Arlington heights road and now I'm back here holy geez that's a badass run I can't wait to get to little bypass trails off of it

road biking
6 days ago

bit of a boarding road trail but it's a decent work out regardless.

Far too many bikes for a nice walk. Some wear Olympic style bike outfits and ride through like it's the Tour de France at 50 mph. Others tell at you to get out of their way (like the own the damn trail). If you're walking, be really careful and watch out for bikes.

hiking
29 days ago

this is a nice walk through both open and covered areas. good scenery along the way.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail for a bike ride

My favorite trail! Paved, shade, elks, etc.

hiking
2 months ago

Warm day in Schaumburg but this trail provides shade for maybe half of the 7.5 miles. Flat and paved so not technically interesting but a good way to have some time in nature in the midst of urban sprawl

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

good trail easy to ride bike in

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

best biking / hiking / roller skate trail i have been to. very scenic.

Love it

hiking
3 months ago

Great for fishing hiking, fishing and letting pup run along the shore.

great bike trail. very clean.

road biking
4 months ago

good trails and water views

running
no shade
5 months ago

Great trail that is a really long loop but be warned there isn’t much shade, so be sure to stay hydrated with warmer weather. Beautiful scenery though. ❤️ Conditions of the trail are good with no major dips, cracks or unevenness. The trail is shared with road bikers and walkers but mannerism our here was very considerate, especially with the road bikers. There are bathrooms a couple of places on the trail which were clean (no soap). I’ll be back!

running
5 months ago

Great option for long runs. Can set up to pass your vehicle for refueling as frequently as needed. Main inner path is 7.7 miles; therefore, you can do marathon prep by running 3 loops. Combination of woods and open space. Scenic.

hiking
5 months ago

no bathrooms open on the trail and with 4 kids that's not good.

walking
8 months ago

I was surprised that this trail was so busy on a chilly winter day. There was too much jostling for trail space with so many runners, bikers, roller-bladers, roller-skiers and dog walkers. The nearby highway is loud, especially with all the motorcycles racing around. Not relaxing, at all.

We had great loop hike yesterday. Trail need more toilets than one for wintertime Happy New Year

Thursday, September 20, 2018

I live across the street from Busse Woods. Little crowded, specially on Sundays, but absolutely beautiful!!! Will always recommend this one!!!

running
Friday, September 14, 2018

I grew up in the woods of Florida. I've travelled since, and wound up living in the city. Chicago is great. But instead of hating the suburbs when I moved out here to Arlington Heights, I've loved it. Largely thanks to amazing wooded trails like this one. There's pockets of shade here or there, and some segments of the trail definitely offer more than others. But there's tons of wildflowers, sweeping views, water, facilities all along the way. The trail is correctly rated as easy. There are a few sections with mild incline/decline, but mostly flat and easy to run or walk. And all along the way, it's beautiful. I highly recommend this trail to anyone nearby.

road biking
Tuesday, September 04, 2018

This is a well kept park ideal for bikes. My 7 year old and I stayed on the North side. There are some elevation changes, and a couple of bridges. In the city, a nice wooded getaway.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fun kayaking

Monday, August 27, 2018

nice paved trail for biking. light traffic for a sunday afternoon.

road biking
Thursday, August 23, 2018

First time there. Travelled RED coarse 3 times. Nice trail. It was a little busy to my liking for a Thursday morning. I Actually saw an Elk 10 feet from the trail. Will return

road biking
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Flat paved, good for biking or exercise, not really a hiking road

road biking
Sunday, August 12, 2018

will do it again. busy but well maintained. easy to follow

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Fairly crowded with bikes and a lot of dogs. Well maintained path, Long enough for serious race training runs.

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