Elevation from Louisville to Nashville via Central City

Elevation (ft)300400500600700800900
Grade %-4-3-2-1012345
Max elevation: 857 ft / 261 m
Min elevation: 386 ft / 118 m
Elevation change: 471 ft / 144 m
Max grade: 4.9%
Min grade: -3.8%
Steepness score: 10 + 489 + 4048 + 8 = 4555
Distance: 243.84 mi / 392.42 km
Travel Time: 3 hours 39 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Louisville to Nashville. The "steepness" score is 4555 which is lower than the score of 5390 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 10 vs 11 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 489 compared to 511. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 4048 vs 4861. 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.
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 Louisville to Nashville elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Louisville to Nashville. You can also view a 3-D map of Louisville elevation or Nashville 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 Louisville and Nashville.

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