Elevation from New Orleans to Baton Rouge via Lafayette
Max elevation: 54 ft / 16 m Min elevation: -0 ft / -0 m Elevation change: 54 ft / 16 m
Max grade: 1% Min grade: -0.6% Steepness score: 0 + 99 + 284 + 6 = 390
Distance: 195.26 mi / 314.25 km Travel Time: 3 hours 10 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. The "steepness" score is 390 which is lower than the score of 749 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 0 vs 0 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 99 compared to 149. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 284 vs 597. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 6 vs 3. 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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