The trail to Spoon Lake is a local secret and used year round being suitable for children, pets, snowshoes and skis. From Moss Mountain Inn, head south 2.2 miles and turn right into a small unmarked parking lot on the west side of the road. The trail stars around the humps on the north side of the parking lot and follows an old logging road through the woods. After a few hundred yards, turn left at the fork (going straight will lead to some private cabins). Soon the trail follows the west side of a pond (more like a marsh in drier parts of the year), through a Larch-Grand Fir forest and along a stream draining Spoon Lake. After 1/2 mile of level walking, the trail meets up with the southeast corner of Spoon Lake.
One can return to the parking lot via the same route or backtrack 20 yards to a trail that ascends through a thick cedar forest along the south side of the lake. At 0.9 miles the trail dips down into a small draw then skirts along the edge of a meadow west of the lake. To the east of the trail is forest service land, to the west, the meadow, is private land. In the winter look for snowshoe hare and lynx tracks in the snow. At 1.1 miles, the trail ends at Canyon Creek Road. From here you can turn and retrace your route, although hiking in either direction along Canyon Creek Road is an option also.