Elevation from Overland Park to Topeka via Gardner (Kansas)
Max elevation: 1119 ft / 341 m Min elevation: 814 ft / 248 m Elevation change: 306 ft / 93 m
Max grade: 6.1% Min grade: -7.6% Steepness score: 19 + 760 + 5924 + 3 = 6706
Distance: 79.52 mi / 127.98 km Travel Time: 1 hours 29 mins
This alternate route appears to be flatter than the direct route from Overland Park to Topeka. The "steepness" score is 6706 which is lower than the score of 8628 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 19 vs 17 for the direct route. The second part is the maximum grade or slope score, which is 760 compared to 669. The third part measures the average grade. This route has a grading score of 5924 vs 7940. Finally, the last part factors in the extra driving distance, which has a score of 3 vs 2. 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.
These are some of the possible highways 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 Overland Park and Topeka.