Elevation from Champaign to Rockford (Illinois) via Oak Brook
Max elevation: 977 ft / 298 m Min elevation: 595 ft / 181 m Elevation change: 382 ft / 116 m
Max grade: 1.3% Min grade: -2% Steepness score: 13 + 197 + 1012 + 7 = 1229
Distance: 225.16 mi / 362.35 km Travel Time: 3 hours 35 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Champaign to Rockford (Illinois). The "steepness" score is 1229 which is lower than the score of 2216 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 13 vs 14 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 197 compared to 492. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 1012 vs 1704. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 7 vs 6. 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.