A Great Investment

Forget the hours spent trudging up and down the stairs from the dock, patio, garage, etc. to the house. Hill Hiker® residential hillside elevator lifts and funicular trams provide a convenient way to get your family, friends and supplies safely up and down steep inclines.

Installing a Hill Hiker® outdoor residential elevator adds value to your property too. 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.

  • Gain access from high elevations to lakeshore, ocean or riverfront
  • Traverse steep inclines between home to garage, garden, pool, golf course, etc.
  • Enhance mobility for the elderly or disabled, and small children
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Hill Hiker® Hillside Elevator System Overview

Sample system shown. Each Hill Hiker® system is custom designed and configured.

Car & Chassis
Drive System
Electrical Control Panel
Track Rail
Landing Platform (by others)

Custom Design

Every Hill Hiker® is engineered, manufactured and installed using the highest quality materials & components based on:

  • Application Type: Commercial, Residential, ADA Handicap, etc.
  • Local Building Code: Requirements vary depending on Country, State/Province and City
  • Site Terrain: Length & angle of hillside, access to hillside, soil type, vegetation level, etc.
  • Motor Drive Type: Winding drum or continuous loop traction systems
  • Capacity Requirements: Size of max load desired, in-cab floor space (square footage)
  • Aesthetic Preferences: Car size, design and style, paint color or type of finish
  • Additional Options: Extra safety features, roof, cooler carrier, key-less security, etc.
Hill Hiker car, wall floor, trackmates, chassis, columns and power pack drawings
Hill Hiker 3 stop 3D site design drawings

Quality Materials & Components

Hill Hiker, Inc. prides itself on using only high quality, long lasting components. We strive to make our systems the most reliable and well built on the market. We are confident if you ask around and compare our systems, including each individual component, you will find out why we lead the industry. Here are a few highlights:

Hill Hiker power pack with motor, gearbox, shaft, pilliow block bearing and winding drum

Drive Unit

  • Industrial strength outdoor rated American made gearboxes & motors with integrated brakes
  • Solid SS through shafts and grooved drums
Hill Hiker funicular tram system with double door cart and custom two color paint finish


  • Fully customizable design
  • Poly-carbonate walls & ADA non-slip flooring
  • Composite wood or ipe Brazilian hardwood trim & seats boards
Hill Hiker electrical main control panel


  • UL certified & tested control panels
  • NEMA 4x outdoor rated enclosures & components
  • Allen Bradley & Eaton switches, VFDs, PLCs, power supplies, etc.
Hill Hiker curved stainless steel track rail on concrete column piers


  • Stainless steel, galvanized or powder coat paint finishes
  • Superior captured rail track design
  • Stainless steel bolts, shafts, springs, etc.

Featured Projects

Solar Power & High Tide| Residential | Canada

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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