Incline Lifts
Hillside Trams
Outdoor Elevators
Funicular Systems


Residential, Commercial & ADA Systems


Certified, Licensed & Experienced


Welcome to Hill Hiker!

Hill Hiker® Hillside Lift Systems (also known as:  Outdoor ElevatorsIncline LiftsHillside TramsFuniculars,  etc.) help customers all over the world traverse the most hard-to-reach locations. If you own real estate on a steep hillside, waterfront property or require easier access to your home or place of business, we have an outdoor elevator lift that is right for you.

Vast Capabilities

Hill Hiker, Inc. has experience working all over the US and much of the World on many different types of projects and for many different types of owners. Learn more:

Product OverviewResidential SystemsCommercial SystemsGlobal Capacity

Engineered for Excellence

In 1997 Hill Hiker, Inc. set out to engineer the BEST outdoor hillside lift system on the market. Founders Bill and Laurel drew on 15 years of elevator industry experience, and the engineering expertise of Laurel’s father, Noel Davis (MIT Engineering Graduate and Inventor), to develop an innovative and award-winning design known worldwide for its superior functionality and attractive appearance. The Hill Hiker® outdoor elevator system excels in a number of key areas including:

Green Color World Image Representing Hill Hiker's Global Capabilities and Presence

Featured Projects

Every Hill Hiker® is custom built based on your specific site conditions, local building codes, application type, capacity needs, aesthetic preferences and additional desired options.

SAFETY is our highest priority. That’s why every Hill Hiker® comes with over 10 individual safety systems. Our lifts are designed to exceed all national and local elevator safety codes and must pass our thorough testing and inspection process.

Hill Hiker® lift systems are constructed with only the highest quality components and materials. Hill Hiker® lift systems are designed to be reliable and work in all climates and conditions from cold Alaskan and Canadian winters to corrosive salt conditions of the ocean.

There is a lot that goes into an outdoor elevator system from design and planning; to permitting and engineering; to manufacturing and shipping; to installation and inspection; to service and maintenance. Hill Hiker, Inc. is here to guide you every step of the way.

Made in USA logo and flag

What's in a name?

People refer to the Hill Hiker ® incline lift system in many ways. Some call it a hillside elevator, hillside lift, hillside tram, hill lift, hill tram, tramway, cable car, hill people mover, chair lift, gondola or even a European funicular. Others think of it as a handicap lift , wheelchair platform lift, or an accessibility system for the physically challenged. Outdoor enthusiasts might call it an hill climber elevator, outdoor lift, outdoor tram or an outdoor elevator, while those with waterfront property might call it a lakeside lift, lakeside elevator, lakeshore tram, high bank lift or waterfront elevator. Those in the Elevator Industry might call it an inclined elevator, incline tram, commercial hill lift, hillside home elevator, custom hill elevator or a hillavator. Whether you call them incline elevators, hillside lifts, hillside trams, etc. you can rest assured if you are buying a Hill Hiker® system you are investing in a state-of-the-art incline elevator system that is the BEST on the market. Made in the USA.

Learn More

Beautiful sand beach with blue ocean water with access provided by beach incline elevator lift


Hill Hiker inclined elevator / tram / lift car riding downhill through thick forest

Product Overview

Hill Hiker inclined elevator lift installation and service truck

Why Us?

Hill Hiker Team Picture January 2014

About Us