Start at the Pines Campground which is right next to the Stanislaus US Forest Service office. From the campground, cut through campsite 6 to gain access to a steep singletrack trail that will bring you to the top of a hill. Head back down the hill on steep loose singletrack trails and then you'll get access to fun flowy singletrack.
The singletrack eventually will run into a forest service dirt road that will then bring you all the way to highway 120. Ride on highway 120 for a quarter mile until you reach Buck Meadows
. I suggest doing the Buck Meadows
to Tuolumne River trail after this.