# Slope

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[[Image:Grades degrees.png|There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using '''[[degrees]]''', which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.|thumb|200px]] | [[Image:Grades degrees.png|There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using '''[[degrees]]''', which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.|thumb|200px]] | ||

There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using '''[[degrees]]''', which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage. | There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using '''[[degrees]]''', which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage. | ||

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A beginner slope is typically between 6% and 25%. Intermediate hills range from 25% to 40%, and expert is 40% plus. | A beginner slope is typically between 6% and 25%. Intermediate hills range from 25% to 40%, and expert is 40% plus. | ||

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*'''[[Trail System]]''' | *'''[[Trail System]]''' | ||

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* See Wikipedia '''''Slope''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_(slope)] | * See Wikipedia '''''Slope''''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_(slope)] |

## Revision as of 12:31, 18 June 2011

** Slope** is used to describe the steepness,

**incline**, gradient, or

**grade**of a straight line. A higher slope value indicates a steeper incline. The slope is defined as the ratio of the "rise" divided by the "run" between two points on a line, or in other words, the ratio of the

**altitude**change to the

**horizontal**distance between any two points on the line. It is also always the same thing as how many rises in one run.

## **Slope Steepness**

There are two ways of measuring slope steepness. The first is a measurement using **degrees**, which measures the angle of the slope in degrees from the horizontal. The second is a percentage.

This is calculated using the formula 100*rise/run. Rise is the vertical change and run is the horizontal distance. A 100% slope is angled at 45 degrees.

- 10% is equivalent to 5.71º
- 20% is equivalent to 11.31º
- 30% is equivalent to 16.7º
- 40% is equivalent to 21.8º
- 50% is equivalent to 25.67º
- 75% is equivalent to 36.8º
- 100% is equivalent to 45º

A beginner slope is typically between 6% and 25%. Intermediate hills range from 25% to 40%, and expert is 40% plus.

## **Also See**

## **Reference:**

- See Wikipedia
[1]**Slope**

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