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Jacob's Point

Warren, Warren Land Conservation Trust

0.2 miles of trail

Very Easy


Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.


Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

Click on the "Trail Map (PDF)" button to download a PDF of the trail map that you can print and take with you on the trail.

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In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.

What’s There:

Jacob’s Point is located between the East Bay Bike Path and the Warren River. Public access is via a trail leading from the bike path to the shore. The closest point to get onto the bike path from public streets is at Locust Terrace. From Locust Terrace go south on the bike path, towards Bristol, and in a little under 0.4 miles look for the trail on your right. Once on the trail it is 0.2 miles to the shore. At the shore walkers can explore as much as 0.4 miles of beach but note that at high tide the beach may be completely underwater in places. Also, walking along the beach may require wading through some shallow streams flowing out of the marsh. Swimming is permitted but note that there are NO LIFEGUARDS and no restrooms. The frequent onshore breezes make it a good place for kite flying.

There are no steps on the path to the beach and the path is well-graded. The first section of the path slopes down about 4 feet in 80 feet. Once on the beach you are walking on sand.

The Jacob's Point preserve is 37.6 acres and encompasses a sensitive tidal marsh as well as a long barrier beach between the marsh and the broad, tidal salt water estuary called the Warren River. The property was the focus of a major salt marsh restoration project in 2009 and 2010. It is home to several threatened species, including the salt marsh sparrow. Also look for osprey and purple martins nesting here. There is a white gourd nesting array for purple martins to the south of the footpath and an osprey nesting platform to the north. Learn more about this habitat by finding our interpretive sign along the East Bay Bike Path.

Just south of Jacob's Point is the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge/Environmental Education Ctr. It is possible to get to this refuge by walking south along the bike path or the beach.

The Warren Land Trust's web page for Jacob's Point

Drone Footage of Jacob's Point

Dogs: Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at ALL times.

Getting There:

Beach Path (from Bike Path) Trailhead

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of

Driving Landmarks: The trailhead is 0.4 miles south of Locust Terrace on the East Bay Bike Path. Locust Terrace is a short street off Main Street (Route 114) in Warren. Locust Terrace is a public road. There is on-street parking on both sides of the street. Please be respectful to the adjoining property owners and park on the pavement. Also, park to the east of the bike path (that is, do not cross the bike path and park on the bay-side of Locust Terrace). There is also parking at the Claire McIntosh Wildlife Refuge; again, be respectful as the priority there is for ASRI's activities and events.

Parking: Yes: On street, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 42.985' N    71° 17.072' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

RIPTA Bus 60 to Hope Street at Locust Terrace in Warren, walk to end of Locust Terrace, turn left (south) on East Bay Bike Path, trailhead is 0.4 mile south of Locust Terrace.

East Bay Bike Path: from Locust Terrace walk (south) on the East Bay Bike Path; the trailhead is 0.4 mile south of Locust Terrace.


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