Hillside Trams & Lifts

Since 1997

Hill Hiker® Inclined Elevator Systems

Hill Hiker® Inclined Elevators (also known as:  Hillside Elevators, Outdoor ElevatorsHillside LiftsHill Lifts, Hillside Trolleys, Lake TramsFuniculars,  etc.) help customers all over the world traverse the most hard-to-reach incline, hillside & waterfront properties including: homes, cabins, parks, resorts, industrial facilities, golf courses, schools, utility plants, etc.

Award Winning

Elevator World, the premier elevator industry publication, recently announced the winners of its’ annual Ellies industry recognition awards. Hill Hiker, Inc. was proud to win, for the second year in a row, and retain the title of “Best Supplier: Special Application Lifts” for it’s custom inclined elevator, hillside lift and funicular tram systems.

To start the year 2021, Elevator World announced the winners of its most prestigious 23rd annual Project of the Year competition. Hill Hiker, Inc. took home the top prize in the “Inclined Elevators” category for the 2nd time in 3 years.

Elevator World 2021 Ellies elevator industry award winner - best special application / accessibility company

A Great Investment

Installing a Hill Hiker® outdoor residential elevator adds value to your property. Many Hill Hiker® customers benefit from higher re-sale value and a wider network of potential buyers because of the increased accessibility to their property.


Custom Design

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

With the most customizable options on the market we put our clients first.

Beverly Hills Hill Hiker funicular lift 3D design drawings

Engineered for Safety

Hill Hiker® Outdoor Inclined Elevator Systems are engineered to meet or exceed the strictest structural and elevator safety standards and building codes in North America (ASME A17.1).

Our innovative and award-winning design known worldwide for its superior functionality and attractive appearance comes with peace of mind.


Comprehensive Process

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.

With over 23 years of experience, Hill Hiker, Inc. is here to guide you every step of the way.

Hill Hiker Technician working on new inclined elevator installation
Hill Hiker lake trams and lifts install crew in front of the manufacturing facility and service trucks

Made in USA

Hill Hiker, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured inclined elevator manufacturer / supplier and installer. Manufacturing all of our products in Minnesota, USA and serving the world since 1997.

What's in a name?

People refer to the Hill Hiker ® Hillside Lift system in many ways. Some call it a hillside elevator, hillside lift, hillside tram, hill lift, hill tram, tramway, cable car, incline railway, cable railway, 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, hillside trolley, 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 inclined lifts, 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.


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