This section of the Dardenne Greenway (paved) is located off Highway 40/I-64 between Winghaven Boulevard and Highway K. It parallels Dardenne Creek in St. Charles County, north of Highway I-64.
The greenway loops three miles through residential areas within the BaratHaven community in St. Charles County and is part of the surrounding 80-acre BaratHaven Park. Part of the greenway winds around a 15-acre lake and features wetlands that have been created to enrich the habitat of native animals and plants. Immediately to the east, the greenway continues into Bluebird Meadow Park, with a restored wetland and prairie landscape.
This section of the Dardenne Greenway meanders through a residential area and is near some commercial development, but it feels rural and offers lots of green, open space to explore and enjoy.
Those using the greenway can enjoy quiet and calming views of Dardenne Creek, stop and have lunch at a picnic table or sit on a bench to relax and breathe in the fresh air. There are several lovely native Missouri plantings that were specially selected not only for their hardiness and beauty, but also to provide privacy to neighboring homes.
The Dardenne Greenway is open year-round. Please note that the trail is not plowed of snow or ice.
There are no fees to visit the greenway.
The trail is mostly flat and mostly accessible to people using wheelchairs. Please note there is section of the trail that has been rerouted due to a washout along the creek; this section is gravel and may be difficult for people in wheelchairs to traverse.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.