Elevation from Charlotte to Gatlinburg via Atlanta
Max elevation: 4977 ft / 1517 m Min elevation: 573 ft / 175 m Elevation change: 4404 ft / 1342 m
Max grade: 9% Min grade: -6.3% Steepness score: 23 + 899 + 4786 + 14 = 5723
Distance: 441.21 mi / 710.05 km Travel Time: 7 hours 40 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Charlotte to Gatlinburg. The "steepness" score is 5723 which is lower than the score of 11637 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 23 vs 28 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 899 compared to 1169. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 4786 vs 10434. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 14 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.
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