Elevation from Birmingham (Alabama) to Murfreesboro via Hohenwald
Max elevation: 1075 ft / 328 m Min elevation: 379 ft / 115 m Elevation change: 696 ft / 212 m
Max grade: 4.1% Min grade: -4.9% Steepness score: 13 + 489 + 4608 + 8 = 5118
Distance: 258.81 mi / 416.52 km Travel Time: 4 hours 19 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Birmingham (Alabama) to Murfreesboro. The "steepness" score is 5118 which is lower than the score of 6903 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 13 vs 13 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 489 compared to 596. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 4608 vs 6288. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 8 vs 6. 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.