Cardiac Hill

Cardiac Hill is one of Killarney’s most infamous hiking trails and best hidden gems. If you fancy a good calf workout then look no further than Cardiac Hill.


Located just down the road from Torc Waterfall lower car park there is a small carpark located just across the road from the bottom of the hill.


The hike is approximately 3.5km long and loops up the steps and then down through the woods before connecting back to the bottom of the steps. The loop takes you up the hill and the views from the top of Muckross lake are amazing especially on a nice sunny day.


Be careful however as this is a moderately strenuous hike and the steps on the hill can be uneven so watching your footing is key especially on wet days.


If you are looking for a quick workout then Cardiac Hill is well worth trying out at least once. (Remember to bring a bottle of water)