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National Cemetery Overlook
Tucked in the woods is a quiet overlook that provides a contemplative view of the San Francisco National Cemetery and its rolling hills of immaculately manicured grass and uniform white stones. The National Cemetery Overlook gives visitors an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of American soldiers and honor their service to the nation. The cemetery is the final resting place of more than 30,000 Americans, including Civil War generals, Medal of Honor recipients, Buffalo Soldiers, a Union Spy, and Congressman Phillip Burton and Dr. Edgar Wayburn, who championed the creation of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Take the Cemetery Connector Trail to the Park Trail which leads to the Public Health Service District in the south or Crissy Field to the north. The Bay Area Ridge Trail offers scenic views of the forest and Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire.
The Cemetery Overlook was made possible by a gift from Robert and Kathy Burke.
Location: Bay Area Ridge Trail, southeast corner of the National Cemetery, near PresidiGo Shuttle Stop #31. Limited visitor parking provided on Nauman Road.
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