Of all the Yosemite hikes, the one I gravitate towards the most is the Mount Washburn hike. It's a little less than seven miles round trip and isn't very hard. It's an easy gradient, so it's quite pleasant, actually.
The views once you get to the top of Mount Washburn are so breathtaking, you'll feel like you're standing on top of the world. You can see for miles on end; make sure to bring your camera! While this is an easy trail to hike, the weather can be fickle, so just remember to pack for all types of inclement weather. Make sure to always bring snacks, too!
Mount Washburn sign.
Google map of Mount Washburn.
“... remember to pack for all types of inclement weather.”