I keep getting redirected back to kokiri village, and I found my way to the forest meadow once, but now I need to find it again and I can't. Is there a trick to it or do I just need to get lucky, playing on a nintendo 64.
There are two ways of navigating. The first is to listen for the music cues. The second is to go down the tunnels to almost the transition point. The real tunnel has a slightly different appearance when you do this.
I use the second method when I play, as I found it faster and more reliable. As I recall, the trick also works in Majora's Mask.