change route

Elevation from Portland to San Luis Obispo

Elevation (ft)01,0002,0003,0004,0005,000
Grade %-8-6-4-202468
Max elevation: 4268 ft / 1301 m
Min elevation: 6 ft / 2 m
Elevation change: 4262 ft / 1299 m
Max grade: 7.3%
Min grade: -7.4%
Steepness score: 14 + 737 + 3596 + 27 = 4373
Distance: 846.5 mi / 1362.31 km
Travel Time: 12 hours 59 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
It looks like one possible route that might be flatter would be to go through Carmel, 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 Portland to San Luis Obispo. You can also view a 3-D map of Portland elevation or San Luis Obispo elevation.

Flattest Route
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 Portland and San Luis Obispo.

I-5544 mi / 875 km
I-50533 mi / 53 km
I-68085 mi / 137 km
183 mi / 295 km