back road

a little-used secondary road, especially one through a rural or sparsely populated area.

1780–90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Driving on a hidden back road, my eye was suddenly captured by this sudden
  burst of colors in the middle of nowhere.
He got closer to the compound by taking a back road.
When you are behind the wheel on a back road you feel relaxed.
Whether on a major highway or winding back road, it always felt smooth and
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