The BaratHaven Trail is part of the Dardenne Greenway. It’s paved for biking, walking and running and spans 3 miles with portions along a 15-acre lake, recreational fields and other public amenities. Traveling along the trail, visitors can see a stocked lake with overlooks, scenic views along Dardenne Creek, and forested areas with picnic tables and benches.
A unique feature of the trail is the oxbow, an ecological oasis with abundant natural wetland vegetation that filters storm water from the surrounding land before reaching Dardenne Creek. Native wildlife frequents the area, which also serves as a perfect habitat for native plants and flowers.
Directions: located in Dardenne Prairie, St. Charles County, off Highway 40 just west of Weldon Springs Road. A public trailhead with parking is located at Henning Road and BaratHaven Boulevard.