The total elevation difference for Goat Creek Trail is 3,879 feet which is a higher than average number. This is a long trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Goat Creek Trail is 8 miles long it's an average length backpacking trail. The time needed for this trek is roughly 7 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Some parts of Goat Creek Trail are much higher up than other parts of the backpacking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Goat Creek Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out walk.