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Mountain View Cemetery

5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4294
+1 510-658-2588
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As strange as it seems, this is a very nice place to walk

Every other week my friend and I walk through Mountain View Cemetery. You can take a dog, but we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Twinoakmom
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Pleasant Hill, California
The tulips are wonderful in Feb-March

Every Spring I make a point of visiting the cemetery, respectfully, to photograph the tulips in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atldo4U
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Oakland, California
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4294
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+1 510-658-2588
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every other week my friend and I walk through Mountain View Cemetery. You can take a dog, but we don't. It's very interesting with lots of headstones from famous people

Thank Twinoakmom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every Spring I make a point of visiting the cemetery, respectfully, to photograph the tulips in bloom. Inevitably, there are others roaming around with serious cameras, and wielding cell phones to snap their friends in front of the flower beds.

Thank Atldo4U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of us just enjoy walking in historic cemeteries. If you are one, this is a few hours well spent. It’s large, and quite old, by Oakland standards, but still in active use. Many stones tell stories of gold-rushers, civic leaders, and philanthropists. We were...More

Thank Esther G
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

It’s a great place to walk around and enjoy the green grass and views. Your visit gets the same great views as the dead get. Historical as well as peaceful Strangely, there seems to be lotsa trails to wander.

Thank Summerasalifestyle
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I used to walk regularly with a friend here. Many pathways and well-groomed flowers and grass. I was here on Saturday for a memorial celebration of a dear friend’s life. The small chapel was a perfect spot.

Thank 22Janjim20
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Found this gem after searching trip advisor. This is a nice place to go to for multiple reasons. Great views of the city, a lot of history, picnic destination, hiking, working out, or simply a walk. Plenty of people around, enjoying all these activities. Best...More

Thank junyea
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Unlike most cemeteries, Mountain View is alive with trails to explore, history to learn, concerts to hear and flowers to enjoy, especially during tulip season. There are tours available and if you are a Civil War or Oakland community enthusiast, you will be fascinated by...More

1  Thank 364lucia
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Visit Mountain View if you have a couple of hours to fill in. It is so beautiful and interesting. Collect a map from the office on the way in and then enjoy the history. Wonderful views back to the big city.

Thank Shona S
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Want to escape the city noise and smells? : this vast cemetery offers miles of winding paths passing ancient stones and mausoleums. All are surrounded by towering trees with stretched out arms welcoming travelers looking for peace and quiet. Above the cemetery are high fields...More

Thank Prentiss P
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This place is incredibly beautiful with all the walking paths that wind up a small hill that brings you to a stunning view of the bay area! Amazing library of urns.

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MamaGu
28 July 2018|
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Response from Crystal C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure on the policy, but I see fresh flowers at the grave every weekend on many sites.. so I assume yes.
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Gail N
1 May 2018|
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Response from monkeytrashman | Reviewed this property |
Open to the public. Open "normal" cemetery hours.
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