The 4-C's Trail, 7 1/2 miles, begins at Welcome Center, passes through the Shangra La arch, runs parrallel to smokey valley lake before crossing Smokey Creek and ascending hill leading to Johnson Homeplace Backcountry Primitive Campground, permit required to camp and may be acquired from welcome center, trail crosses lake spillway and joins Three Bridges trail for return to welcome center
Carter Caves State Resort Park has everything an outdoor enthusiast could want. Offering cave trips, hiking, biking, and horse trails, as well as canoe trips and fishing, you're sure to find something that will satisfy your need for adventure. There are 26 miles of trails, as well as the 45 acre Smokey lake. There are campsites, lodges, and cottages to make sure your stay is as comfortable no matter how luxurious or primitive you want your overnight adventure.