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Elevation from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Elevation (ft)-1,00001,0002,0003,0004,0005,000
Grade %-10-8-6-4-202468
Max elevation: 4032 ft / 1229 m
Min elevation: -65 ft / -20 m
Elevation change: 4098 ft / 1249 m
Max grade: 7.6%
Min grade: -8.8%
Steepness score: 12 + 883 + 4942 + 12 = 5850
Distance: 381.9 mi / 614.6 km
Travel Time: 5 hours 58 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
It looks like one possible route that might be flatter would be to go through Sunnyvale (Texas), but 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. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Los Angeles to San Francisco. You can also view a 3-D map of Los Angeles elevation or San Francisco 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 Los Angeles and San Francisco.

10 mi / 16 km
I-5299 mi / 481 km
I-58062 mi / 100 km
I-808 mi / 13 km