Elevation from Seattle to Port Angeles via Olympia (Washington)

Elevation (ft)0180360540720900
Grade %-8-6-4-202468
Max elevation: 825 ft / 251 m
Min elevation: 7 ft / 2 m
Elevation change: 818 ft / 249 m
Max grade: 7%
Min grade: -7.3%
Steepness score: 3 + 727 + 6971 + 6 = 7707
Distance: 180.56 mi / 290.59 km
Travel Time: 3 hours 24 mins

  Difficulty% Grade
Very Difficult>20%
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Seattle to Port Angeles. The "steepness" score is 7707 which is lower than the score of 15163 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 3 vs 4 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 727 compared to 2015. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 6971 vs 13141. 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.
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 Seattle to Port Angeles elevation profile. If you're planning to drive in the winter and you want to avoid snow, check the road conditions from Seattle to Port Angeles. You can also view a 3-D map of Seattle elevation or Port Angeles elevation.

These are some of the possible roads 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 Seattle and Port Angeles.

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