Foul Rift

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Coordinates: 40°48′27″N 75°06′00″W / 40.8074°N 75.1°W / 40.8074; -75.1

Foul Rift is a Class II rapids in the Delaware River from mile 196.3 to 196.7, located about a mile south of Belvidere, New Jersey. The rapids are caused by a 22-foot descent in elevation of the limestone ledge riverbed for approximately 0.5 miles, and are considered to be the most dangerous on the Delaware River.[1] At elevated water levels some of the narrower rapids can become extremely dangerous.


  1. ^ Letcher, Gary (September 1, 1997). Canoeing the Delaware River (Revised ed.). New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press. pp. 11,120,133. ISBN 0813524512.