As others have noted, the "road" is no longer passable from 6.3 miles up FS412. And it's lousy for ~a mile before then. A mtn bike from the nice campsite where the road first enters the wash (mile 4.7) up to the actual T/H will save you a couple hours of hot, uninspiring road-walking. The climb itself is wonderful.
Dennis Poulin and I made the effort to get to this one after picking up Pearl Peak and Big Bald to the north. Scofield canyon's road is in bad shape and we "pushed" it to where we car camped at about the 6650' mark. Two miles of road walking just to get to the boundary marker and then the usual hike from that point on. The views from the summit were terrific and we were treated to perfect weather.
We had a dramatic thunderstorm on the way in, but the day of the climb was beautiful. The road is no longer passable beyond around 6700', give or take. And before that took a good 4x4 vehicle. The trip came in at just over 10 miles round trip with somewhere in the vicinity of 4500' of elevation gain. A very nice peak with outstanding views. One often has a choice between some nice class 2 to 3 climbs on good rock, or loose, steep scree to climb. More often than not I chose the rock. Nice edgy section before the final push to the summit.
Memorial weekend. Greg and I headed for Ely to pick up some NV P2Ks. This was a great hike, pretty steep but got you where you wanted to go. The last 1,000 ft. was mostly a slog up. At the top, Greg put his hand by mine and shocked me. Then he looked at me and my hair was standing striaght up. We both ran off the summit and then Greg realized he had forgotten his GPS at the top, in such a hurry to get away from the storm. He ran back to the top while I made my way down the mountain. Great hike, but be careful of the thunderstorms.
MoapaPk's recommendation of this ridge is solid. Interesting terrain, nice views, reasonably fun scrambling.
A few spots in the last 3-4 miles of the approach road were in horrible condition. Unless you're equipped with a rugged vehicle, expect to do an extra bit of mileage on foot.
The day before, as a warm-up, I scrambled up an obscure peak I'd spotted years ago and always thought to get up. Doing so, two parties before me claimed a first ascent. The 2nd party was 5 years before me.
Oh yeah, almost took out a herd of antelope on the dirt road drive into Troy. Apparently blind, they came right at me. I had to jam on the brakes and swerve left to avoid them.
I first did the Troy Ridge traverse in 2003. Due to a mixup, I didn't actually go over Troy Peak. Last Sunday I went back with a group from LVMC and attended to the unfinished business.
It's a beautiful area -- dry yet lush compared to the dry lakes in the valleys/ Classic Basin and Range.