Enter the elevation gain (ft) and the horizontal distance (ft) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Incline Rate. 

Incline Rate Formula



  • INCR is the Incline Rate (ft/ft)
  • EG is the elevation gain (ft)
  • HD is the horizontal distance (ft)

To calculate Incline Rate, divide the elevation gain by the horizontal distance.

How to Calculate Incline Rate?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Incline Rate.

  1. First, determine the elevation gain (ft). 
  2. Next, determine the horizontal distance (ft). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = INCR = EG / HD.
  4. Finally, calculate the Incline Rate.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

elevation gain (ft) = 100

horizontal distance (ft) = 200