heads at Chilkoot Pass, on the Alaska-Canada boundary, flows S to head of Taiya Inlet, 1 mi. N of Dyea Point, and 2 mi. NW of Skagway, Coast Mts.
Name derived from Taiya Inlet and published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1891 Coast Pilot (p. 203). This stream was the first part of the "Dyea Trail" from Dyea through Chilkoot Pass to the Klondike. See Dyea, locality.