Gaylor Lake trail
I really wanted to hike to an alpine lake while we were in the Sierras. The last day we were in Yosemite I found a lake at the end of trail that was a little over 1 mile in length. Although it was a short trail, it was quite steep with an elevation gain of ~1000 feet. I've marked Kenny ahead of me to show the steepness of the trail. This trail begins at the parking lot at the eastern entrance of the park.
We enjoyed the hike up to Gaylor Lake. I saw several different species of wildflowers along the trail and on the lake shore.