Elevation from Jackson (Mississippi) to Houston via New Orleans

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Elevation (ft)-1000100200300400500600
Grade %-1.0-0.50.00.51.01.52.0
Max elevation: 500 ft / 153 m
Min elevation: -0 ft / -0 m
Elevation change: 501 ft / 153 m
Max grade: 1.1%
Min grade: -0.9%
Steepness score: 2 + 108 + 311 + 17 = 438
Distance: 534.02 mi / 859.42 km
Travel Time: 7 hours 58 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
 
Easiest<5%
 
Easy5-10%
 
Moderate10-15%
 
Difficult15-20%
 
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Jackson (Mississippi) to Houston. The "steepness" score is 438 which is lower than the score of 592 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 2 vs 2 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 108 compared to 112. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 311 vs 464. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 17 vs 14. 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. For alternate routes, check the main Jackson (Mississippi) to Houston elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Jackson (Mississippi) to Houston. You can also view a 3-D map of Jackson (Mississippi) elevation or Houston elevation.

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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 Jackson (Mississippi) and Houston.

I-55159 mi / 256 km
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