Elevation from Pittsburgh to Columbia via Raleigh

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Elevation (ft)05001,0001,5002,0002,5003,000
Grade %-5-4-3-2-1012345
Max elevation: 2680 ft / 817 m
Min elevation: 18 ft / 6 m
Elevation change: 2661 ft / 811 m
Max grade: 4.8%
Min grade: -4.1%
Steepness score: 8 + 478 + 2056 + 24 = 2567
Distance: 745.9 mi / 1200.41 km
Travel Time: 11 hours 16 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 Pittsburgh to Columbia. The "steepness" score is 2567 which is lower than the score of 6036 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 8 vs 25 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 478 compared to 547. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 2056 vs 5447. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 24 vs 17. 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 Pittsburgh to Columbia elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Pittsburgh to Columbia. You can also view a 3-D map of Pittsburgh elevation or Columbia 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 Pittsburgh and Columbia.

I-76119 mi / 192 km
I-7078 mi / 126 km
I-27031 mi / 50 km
I-49517 mi / 27 km
I-95212 mi / 341 km
US
64
35 mi / 56 km
US
401
17 mi / 27 km
I-4036 mi / 58 km
I-95119 mi / 192 km
I-2069 mi / 111 km

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