Busse Lake - Member Hike

Hike Name: Busse Lake
Country: United States
State: Illinois
Nearby Town: Arlington Heights
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From westbound I-90 take Arlington Heights Rd. south to Higgins Rd. then west .6 mile to a forest preserve drive with many parking areas that bisects Busse Forest. Or take I-290 to Higgins Rd. then west to the entrance.
Total Hike Distance: 1.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: West Entrance
Trails Used: Busse Woods Bicycle Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: City Park Service
Contact Information: For more information contact: Forest Preserve District of Cook County at (800) 870-3666.

Village of Arlington Heights
3436 N. Kennicott Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(708) 368-5000
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The Ned Brown Preserve is a 3700 acre holding located in northwestern Cook County. This preserve, also known as Busse Woods, surrounds Busse Lake, a 590 acre lake that serves as the focal point of the area. The Busse Woods Bicycle Trail is located throughout the Ned Brown Preserve in northwestern Cook County, Illinois. This Class I bicycle trail is currently 11.2 miles long and winds through the meadows and forests around Busse Lake. Hikers can also use the trail but should yield to cyclists. On our walk, we were able to get in about a mile on the scenic trail before the sunset and it got dark on us.




46,350 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Busse Lake - May 4, 1993 May 4, 1993 4 stars 1 hour BirdShooter


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