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Walking with the past

One of the most beautiful and scenic walking locations in the East Bay! Park inside the gates... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Oakland, California
Must see for tourists and locals

Shocking views of Oakland, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Bay. Exciting geology (search the... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Oakland, California
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5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4294
+1 510-658-2588
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

The cemetery is huge!!! Very beautiful. There's so much things to Explore. It's peaceful. I'm glad I came out here. You can see the beauty of the city!

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I'm giving 2 stars instead of 1 because this cemetery is really beautiful and I get together with other mothers to walk the grounds regularly. Unfortunately, yesterday, we were harassed by their staff, of course a male, who was offended with one of the mothers...More

6  Thank GKiani
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

One of the most beautiful and scenic walking locations in the East Bay! Park inside the gates along any one of the winding roads that lead up the hills through the cemetery at the top of Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. There are so many different...More

1  Thank Duhhg
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Shocking views of Oakland, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Bay. Exciting geology (search the internet for details). Fantastic open space to lay on a blanket, have a picnic, or just walk. Bring a bike for a challenging uphill ride. And the cemetery is beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Mountain View Cemetery is always will kept and has beautiful maintain grounds. We visit there often to visit families members.

Thank Coconut88888
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Mountain View Cemetery is worth a visit. Before driving through the iron gates, stop at the office. It's located in a building right next to the cemetery entrance. You are free to wander about the many floors and rooms. There, you will enjoy the many...More

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was the most beautiful cemetery I have ever walked into. It was extremely huge compared to the smaller ones in MS. Every grave was very well kept and on a very orderly way. Definitely a place to visit again!!

Thank denagann
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It's easy to get to, and it's a free park. I must say that today, we found a little congestion of cars parked near the main entrance This is the final resting place for relatives and family friends. So we do come for that purpose...More

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Even though it's a cemetery, this is a beautiful park, good for solitude and walks. Also good for a simple picnic lunch. Some great Bay views.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I recently discovered that my Grandparents' final resting spot is here at Mt. View. I went to check it out and as amazed at the size and scope of the grounds. If you are an Oakland history buff I am betting this place is a...More

Thank Calboy1972
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted (the same guy who designed Central Park). Many of the early movers and shakers of California are buried there.

Thank mraotaylor
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Frederick Law-Olmstead designed many outstanding American parks. But this urban historical gem is right in our "backyard". Reviews of Mountain View Cemetery are all on point. In addition to the outdoor grounds, there are some amazing buildings that you can go inside and appreciate some...More

1  Thank vinotour
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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.
Gail N
1 May 2018|
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Response from monkeytrashman | Reviewed this property |
Open to the public. Open "normal" cemetery hours.