Busse Woods Hike

  • August 10, 2013 · 3:45 PM
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We will wait begin hiking at 04:00 pm sharp.  Dogs and children are welcome. Bring water and snacks. My cell number is[masked]-6068.

Directions:  Take I-290 West if coming from Chicago. Exit Higgins Road.  Turn right (east) at the light. Then turn immediately right, and then left in to the parking lot.  Park all the way at the other end of the parking lot.

Click on link for trail map: http://fpdcc.com/downloads/maps/pdf/bw_trailmap.pdf

Length: 7 miles.

Duration: 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Difficulty: Easy

Elk? In Chicago? It’s hard to believe, but this fenced pasture in Elk Grove, Illinois, lets you get up close and personal with one of the largest mammals on Earth. After strolling through patches of cheerful flowers on this popular, well-maintained bicycle path, you’ll likely be rewarded with the sight of a dozen elk grazing in the shade near the pasture’s fence. If they’re hiding when you arrive, you can always explore the rest of Busse Woods and check back later.




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  • Eileen

    Maya my dog and i enjoyed meeting everyone... Nice people ....We were slow i guess compared to what the others were usedto.... But we did just about what we set out to do for my first hike in 20 yrs... About 3 miles in 1hr 40 min ... A rate of a bit more than 2 mi per hr.... 33.3 min per mile actually... We will improve :)

    August 10, 2013

    • Eileen

      *a bit less than 2 mi per hr.... Cant count either 8-]

      August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it

    August 9, 2013

  • tom v.

    Are we starting a bit late if we take 2.5 hours we will be finishing close to dark.

    August 4, 2013

  • Pamela A.

    Is this am or pm? "We will wait begin hiking at 05:15 pm am sharp"

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately due to a new position, I won't be able to make this one. it's to bad I was really looking forward to going

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this an on leash or off leash hike?

    July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Busse woods is an on leash park Jennifer

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk with fantastic people!! Enid, hats off to you for flawless planning & execution. I can't wait for the next one

    July 13, 2013

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