Big Island Hikes intends to remain free for all visitors and never offer subscriptions or memberships to our hiking content. To offset website and hosting costs, we have decided to use a combination of Google Adsense advertisements and affiliate programs. We have decided to keep advertising out of the main content on each page and limited to our sidebar and footer areas for ease in reading our actual hiking content.

Google serves ads to our website that we do not choose, except for broad categories. We don't approve ads on a case-by-case basis. If you find an ad to be offensive in some way, please contact us and we can block the particular advertiser. We get paid a small amount of money each time you click these ads, whether or not you actually buy anything. affiliate status is a bit different. We will feature direct links to products that we personally endorse for use on some of our pages when appropriate. A great example of this is on our Maps page where we link to the software we use to create the maps on If you click through these links and purchase a product, kicks us a very small percentage -- and you pay the same price regardless.


Advertising on Big Island Hikes

Contact us for inquiries about direct advertising on We are interested in supporting local Hawaiian and Big Island businesses in this manner, but will consider all inquries.