Elevation from Reno to Roseville (California) via Grass Valley
Max elevation: 7246 ft / 2209 m Min elevation: 188 ft / 57 m Elevation change: 7058 ft / 2151 m
Max grade: 21.2% Min grade: -30.8% Steepness score: 74 + 3081 + 19887 + 4 = 23045
Distance: 124.4 mi / 200.2 km Travel Time: 2 hours 19 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Reno to Roseville (California). The "steepness" score is 23045 which is lower than the score of 27544 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 74 vs 74 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 3081 compared to 4229. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 19887 vs 23237. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 4 vs 4. 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.