Located east of Marrakesh near the small Berber village of Tanaghmeilt in the High Atlas Mountains, is one of Morocco’s most glorious waterfalls, the Cascade d’Ouzoud.

Ouzoud means ‘the act of grinding grain’ in Berber.

This name is confirmed by the numerous grain mills found in the region.

At the bottom of the falls, a path shaded by olive trees winds along the river while a dozen old grain mills are located at the summit.

These waterfalls flow into the El Abid River and offer respite from bustling city life.

This region is especially popular in the spring and summer where numerous hikers are found along the river.

It is a favorite place of the local village people and several local and national associations have been formed to protect and preserve the site.