Woman injured hiking down trail to Black’s Beach

Bird's eye view of Black's Beach

Bird's eye view of Black's Beach

LA JOLLA, Calif. — A woman was rescued from the cliffs above Black’s Beach Sunday afternoon and taken by helicopter to a hospital, according to San Diego Fire Rescue Department officials.

The woman was hiking along Ho Chi Minh Trail near the intersection of La Jolla Farms Road and Blackgold Road about 4:25 p.m., when she injured her knee and could not make it any further, SDFRD Spokesman Lee Swanson said.

The woman, whose age and identity were not released, had made it almost to the bottom of the trail. She was airlifted to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Swanson said.