In this answer at; I am lost, I found a trail, which way do I go? It claims

...logging roads These may extend many miles into the forest, with multiple branches, all ending in dead ends. There can be 10's or 100s of miles (or kilometers) of roads.

If I am hiking on public land in the US, and find a road, just how far might I walk in the wrong direction, before getting to the dead end and needing to turn around and go back?

Without considering all the dead end branch roads, how long is the longest dead end road on or crossing, US public land?

Clarify: Where dead end = ends in the forest without any services or civilization, at the end or along the route.

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    I assume you mean to exclude even facilities that are only available in a genuine emergency. Some roads only lead to remote oil facilities, for example, which may or may not be staffed and have nothing for the public. I'm sure I've seen an example recently though I can't find it and it's possible it's actually in Canada – Chris H Nov 5 '18 at 17:24
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    Very closely related at travel. Not a dupe – Chris H Nov 5 '18 at 17:25
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    ends in the forest. What about ends at the coast, ends in the middle of the desert? – user15958 Nov 6 '18 at 9:53
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    This has one VTC as opinion based. This seems so off-base to me that I would be interested as to why someone thought it was opinion based. Does the OP have to specify to what precision he wants the answer ? Is the distance from earth to moon opinion based? – ab2 Nov 6 '18 at 13:17
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    I personally would VTC on the grounds that it's not a question on a specific problem, with a practical answer. This knowledge will never be useful in the field, especially considering a lost person has no way to know on which road he is. – Gabriel C. Nov 6 '18 at 13:50

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