Hill Hiker® Hillside Lift System

The Hill Hiker® Hillside Lift System is a custom made to order outdoor cable driven inclined elevator. Hill Hikers can be installed almost anywhere and are commonly known as:   Incline Lifts,   Outdoor Elevators,   Hillside Trams  &  Funiculars

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Incline Site Solutions

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.

  • Access to lake, river, ocean, garage, pool, garden, home, golf course, etc.
  • Resorts, state parks, golf courses, churches, schools, utility plants, etc.
  • Meets or exceeds national and local elevator safety and building codes
  • Handicap and ADA approved options

Engineered for Excellence

In 1997 Hill Hiker, Inc. set out to engineer the BEST outdoor hillside lift system on the market. To founders Bill and Laurel this meant their system would need to excel in a number of key areas: quality, safety, reliability, code compliance & overall value.

To accomplish this goal they employed Bill’s industry knowledge, Laurel’s business savvy and Laurel’s father, Noel Davis, an MIT mechanical engineering graduate and accomplished inventor. What they came up with was amazingly simple yet advanced: the first generation Hill Hiker® lift system. Learn more:

Hill Hiker outdoor elevator drawing profile for I-beam seismic zone 4 engineered project

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Hill Hiker installers hanging rail on a steep cliff with a hoist system for an incline cliff tram

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Hill Hiker Beach Elevator Lift / Tram riding down to a sandy beach with blue ocean

Engineering & Spec Info

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Hill hiker winding drum power pack drive system 3D BIM drawing with motor, brake, slack cable, plate, drum, gearbox and pillow block bearing

Featured Projects

The 60 steps from the garage to the house got to be too much for my bad knees. We purchased a Hill Hiker® allowing us to stay in our 'dream house with a view' through our retirement years. We recommend the Hill Hiker® to all those people with physical challenges who still want to stay in their elevated home settings.

Henry & Rose L., San Francisco, California

My wife and I spent many hours researching hillside lift systems and safety was our main concern. The Hill Hiker®'s safety system is 'second to none.' Their captured rail system is unique to the 'ride-on-top-of-the-rails' designs offered by others. We are very satisfied with the lift system we purchased from Hill Hiker, Inc.

John & Heather B., Annapolis, Maryland

As builders/contractors, we were very particular with the fit and finish of the Hill Hiker® lift system we purchased. After all, the upscale neighborhood that we were developing would require nothing but the finest hillside lift equipment for its residents. The Hill Hiker® came through delivering the finest quality at a reasonable cost.

Jim K., Asheville, North Carolina

Our Hill Hiker® installation was great! Their crew was prompt, courteous and got the job done when they said they would. The lift has changed our lake shore living by allowing us to really utilize the lake! Thanks Hill Hiker!

Sam & Jennifer S., Hudson, Wisconsin

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