a weekend trip that hits both extremes of Dolly Sods might look something like this:
Friday Night: park along FR 75 at boardwalk near Red Creek Camp Campground, hike in 1/4 mile to pine grove and camp. tons of established spots including one with a picnic table
Saturday: follow Blackbird Knob (TR511) to Red Creek (TR514) to Rocky Point (TR554). make sure to climb up to Breathed Mountain to Lion's Head at the point. two ways to get there, best is to follow the trail up from the west near the TR 554 and TR513 junction. there is a great waterfall just north of the junction to the west in the gorge, you can't miss it. totally worth the hike down to the base.
follow Little Stonecoal (TR513) north to the junction of Blackbird Knob (TR511) and then continue east along Blackbird Knob to the stream crossing at the base of the big downhill. you can't miss it. several campsites in this area in the pines and on the little island.
Sunday: head west up the big hill on Blackbird Knob to the junction with Harman (TR525) and then head north on Rocky Ridge (TR524) along the western edge of Dolly Sods. several great overlooks along the way and plenty of wind to cool you off. make the right at the junction of Raven Ridge (TR521) and follow that east and then southeast to the junction of Dobbin Grade (TR526). head west on Dobbin Grade and then south on Upper Red Creek (TR509) to the junction with Blackbird Knob. turn left and head east, drop down to Red Creek, climb up and over the ridge to Alder Run, and then make the big climb up to FR75 at Red Creek Campground.
there are only 6 water crossings* and 3 of them might be a challenge (Red Creek twice and Stonecoal Run).
maps are here:
*water crossing means stream wider than 10 feet. you walk through lots of water at Dolly Sods.