Rockets land way closer than balloons but can still be really hard to find. If you are going to 8000 feet that will probably be out of sight. I'd suggest you use an on-board tracker so you can actually find the rocket after the flight.
There are a number of rocket-specific tracking devices. I use Eggfinders, made by Eggtimer Rocketry. They come as kits and you have to solder, but it's the least expensive option that I'm aware of. I put mine in the nosecone. I have also heard good things about Missleworks' new tracker, but haven't used one.
I use a Stratotrack and a SpotTrace (both at the same time) for balloon flights but I wouldn't use either one in a rocket.
The are also rocket-specific simulation programs that will work way better for rocketry than habhub. OpenRocket is free. RocSim is more popular but I think it's about $150 now.
Lots of good rocket info here: