We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Real ELK plus a great place!”

Busse Woods Trail System
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Real ELK plus a great place!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The forest preserve is home to a herd of Elk along the bike trail. Very interesting to see.

The bike trails have bridges over the highways so the trails are safely away from cars.

The views are spectacular. Trees, lakes, forest, deer, sail boats, and the Elk. We love this place.

Helpful?
Thank Ray R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    88
    42
    9
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Holland, Michigan
Level Contributor
87 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great for a nice day”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Had time to kill and decided to walk with our children on the trail on a beautiful day. It was wonderful to be in such a populated area and to get lost amongst nature. I wish we had more time. We will be back to walk again.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank jml1618
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Itasca, Illinois
Level Contributor
111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice for the area but too crowded”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I frequent the "trails" at Busse Woods at least 2 times a week during the warmer Chicago months (if they exist any more) and they are nice for running or biking but beware, especially on weekends, they will be extremely crowded. Getting a good pace, especially on a bike, can be difficult and some people, like any where else, lack proper etiquette in using these trails. The Elk sanctuary is nice and they are finally putting a bridge to cross Higgins Road are some new highlights, as well as the new boathouse there to rent canoes, rowboats. Prices are fair and it beats bringing your own. I have yet to fish there, but there are always a lot of people fishing at the few damns located through the park. One last note, beware of where you travel through the park system, as there seems to be areas of less than upstanding citizens hanging out on a regular basis but the park's police do a good job of watching for this type of behavior.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank eagledemps
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Barrington, IL
Level Contributor
89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Keeps Getting Better and Better”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Alittle slice of paradise in the busy suburbs. I used to ride this trail 2-3 times a week when I lived nearby. Visit the live Elk Herd at the corner of 72 and Arlington Hts Road; a special treat for children. Excellent paved trail winds through the woods and past several lake scenes. Parking in numerous areas. There are bridges now to ride over busy Rte 72 traffic. Great Exercise and Great for the Soul.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank MommeontheGo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Park!”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

I just love this park. We come here many times of the year to go for a walk, fishing or biking. The Elks are so nice to watch and in Autumn they are very active, making funny noises. I like the mix of forest and open spaces as well as the beautiful lakes. You can spend much time there.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Uli S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Busse Woods Trail System also viewed

 
Lombard, DuPage County
 

Been to Busse Woods Trail System? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing