dead-end streets have trails at their ends (or somewhere before the end)
that give pedestrians a route unavailable for vehicular traffic.
These routes usually offer safer routes than the busy streets the pedestrian
gets to bypass by taking them
A simple sign might be installed that calls attention to these safety routes. Such as...
MAP TO NORTH
Pedestrian routes in green are on public rights of way.
Solid colored lines indicate hard surface; dotted lines indicate dirt or gravel.
Pedestrian routes in gold are likely private (many are school children's "demand paths").
A few less-traveled routes are shown that are not outlined in color: consider these routes for emergencies.