Yosemite: Clouds Rest & Lower Sunrise Lake
Thankfully, the steepest and most annoying section of this hike lies only about 1.5 miles in from the trailhead: an ascent over a boulder-strewn slope with big steps and uneven ground. Everything that comes after that is not as bad - just long. The summit ridge of Clouds Rest is not for the faint of heart, but its exposed nature and location offer terrific views over the granite dome landscape of Yosemite that make it absolutely worth seeing.
Lower Sunrise Lake is just half a mile away from the trail. This is not mentioned on the trail sign. A little use trail leads around the lake. It's nothing spectacular but I could imagine it's great in summer, to cool down with a swim after returning from Clouds Rest.
Yosemite: Gaylor Lakes & Granite Lakes
Beautiful area and a relatively simple hike once you've put the initial climb up the ridge behind you. By the lake(s), the views of the Cathedral range etc. are wonderful!
I couldn't find a connector trail from middle Gaylor Lake to Granite Lakes, I just walked there with the help of the nap. There is a use trail along the shore of Lower Granite Lake though. Maybe it connects to Lower Gaylor Lake (different trailhead). Where Lower Granite Lake ends and the creek connects it to Upper Granite Lake the use trail peters out, once more I found my own way, to upper Gaylor Lake this time, with the map. There's also a nice use trail around Upper Gaylor Lake.
Yosemite: May Lake & Mount Hoffmann
Short hike with a steep climb up to a fantastic peak that offers amazing 360 views of Yosemite's landscape.