Elevation from Asheville to Columbus via Knoxville

Elevation (ft)08001,6002,4003,2004,000
Grade %-15-12-9-6-30369
Max elevation: 3070 ft / 936 m
Min elevation: 495 ft / 151 m
Elevation change: 2576 ft / 785 m
Max grade: 8.4%
Min grade: -13.4%
Steepness score: 22 + 1338 + 4642 + 15 = 6016
Distance: 473.32 mi / 761.74 km
Travel Time: 7 hours 18 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Asheville to Columbus. The "steepness" score is 6016 which is lower than the score of 8002 for the direct route. A lower score means the route is likely to be flatter, but you should also check with other travelers to find out if the roads might be more difficult. If we break down the score into components, the first part is the average elevation score, which is 22 vs 21 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 1338 compared to 966. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 4642 vs 7002. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 15 vs 13. All of these components make up the total score that we use to determine which route has greater steepness and elevation change to give you an idea of waypoints that might lead to the flattest route.
Make sure you double check everything if you're planning a road trip. Elevation data comes from different sources and may not reflect true driving conditions, so talk to other RVers if you're concerned about steep grades.
Note that this route shows high grade, which may be due to a bridge or unusual land feature. Land elevation may be different than road elevation, so always check any spikes in elevation or grade. For alternate routes, check the main Asheville to Columbus elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Asheville to Columbus. You can also view a 3-D map of Asheville elevation or Columbus elevation.

These are some of the possible highways along this route. Use the GPS in your car to verify all driving directions. If you're looking for campgrounds along the way, search for RV parks between Asheville and Columbus.

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